Word of the Day: Malediction

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Thank you for yet another Word of the Day from RC Sproul

Curse of the Cross of ChristMalediction:
A magical word or phrase uttered with the intention of bringing about evil or destruction; a curse.

Jesus became a curse and experienced the supreme malediction
http://www.ligonier.org/blog/supreme-malediction-jesus-became-curse/

When on the cross, not only was the Father’s justice satisfied by the atoning work of the Son, but in bearing our sins the Lamb of God removed our sins from us as far as the east is from the west. He did it by being cursed. “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree’” (Gal. 3:13). He who is the incarnation of the glory of God became the very incarnation of the divine curse.