GALATIANS‬ ‭4:1-7‬‬‬

“Think of it this way. If a father dies and leaves an inheritance for his young children, those children are not much better off than slaves until they grow up, even though they actually own everything their father had. They have to obey their guardians until they reach whatever age their father set. And that’s the way it was with us before Christ came. We were like children; we were slaves to the basic spiritual principles of this world. But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.” Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.”

Galatians‬ ‭4:1-7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

The purpose of the law has been to demonstrate our need for God and to protect us until such time as Our relationship with God can be made full. What many don’t understand about the law is that it was put in place for a rebellious people who turned away from God and we’re drowning in the natural consequences of cultivating their desires into sin, and then death. The law wasn’t given as the first option of relationship. The first option was a relationship of blessings distributed freely in Eden. Mankind rejected this and in doing so strayed away from relating to God freely. God’s law was a relational tie meant to as a life raft until he could build an ark that would be adequate to bring them back to himself. That ark is Jesus. Many Christians, however, have become so comfortable on that raft that they would rather stay there then off board into the ark. But remaining on that raft is a dangerous tactic. The law was never set up to be an ark. Christians must off board the raft to Jesus.

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy.

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