Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. – Gal 3:13-14
Redemption is the release and liberation produced by the payment of a ransom. As creatures we are all under law. The formalities of the law may vary–but its essential principles are the same. The law commands us. It tells us what God requires of us. It demands that we be holy, just, and good. It threatens disobedience. It condemns the sinner. Its condemnation is called a curse. The Law dooms us to punishment from God. However, redemption through the shed blood of Jesus releases us from the curse. God cursed Mankind and all of Creation when man ate from the forbidden tree in the Garden of Eden (Gen 3:11-19). The curse continued through the ages until Jesus came (Gen 3:15, Gal 3:13).