If a man has committed a sin deserving of death, you shall put him to death, and you shall hang him on a tree. His body shall not remain overnight on the tree, but you shall surely bury him that day, so that you do not defile the land which the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance; for he who is hanged is accursed of God. Deu 21:22-23
Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Joh 19:31
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’), … Gal 3:13
… Because they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when you came forth out of Egypt; and because they hired against you Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you. Nevertheless YHVH your God would not hearken unto Balaam; but YHVH your God turned the curse into a blessing unto you, because YHVH your God loved you. Deu 23:4b-5
Many times throughout Torah, the Father turned curses into blessings for Israel. When they were hard up against the Red Sea with Pharaoh’s elite army closing upon them, He turned that curse into a blessing. When they arrived at a place of bitter water, He turned that curse into a blessing. When they had no food in the wilderness, He turned that curse into the blessing of manna. When fiery serpents bit them, He turned that curse into a blessing. I could go on and on. And in every case, the curse was linked to death, and the blessing linked to resurrection life, and prophetic types of the deliverance by which Messiah Yeshua would deliver us, from sin, death, and all the power of the devil. In other words, the Gospel of grace.
We have noted a few times that the covenant at Sinai was a marriage covenant between YHVH and Israel. YHVH is the husband and Israel His wife. Now, when a husband divorces his wife, and she joins herself to another, the first husband cannot remarry his wife again after another man has had her, for that is an abomination (Deu 24:1-4). I don’t necessarily understand why it is, but I accept that God is smarter than I am and I accept that it is.
Now, did you realize that God divorced Israel His wife because she was an adulterous wife?
Then I saw that for all the causes for which backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a certificate of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear, but went and played the harlot also. Jer 3:8
His wife Israel went and joined herself to another – her false gods that she went after. If she repents, He cannot remarry her. So what did God do? He died. Upon the death of the first husband, she is now free to marry whomever she wishes (Rom 7:1-4), and now the ekklesia (assembly of believers) is betrothed to her husband – Messiah Yeshua, who is returning as a Bridegroom for His Bride!