Paul continues his analogy of the law to human parental relationships…
1. Having a trust fund isn’t the same as having an inheritance.
This is the illustrtion Paul is using with the law.
When a parent dies before the child is “of age,” they set up a trust fund and another adult manages the trust fund. And an adult, in this context the same adult, looks after the child until they come “of age.”
The law is the “adult manager” for us before Christ.
2. Christ frees the child to full adoption in God.
Paul again points out the brilliance of God to think of everything.
Christ came under the law because he had to come under the law to free those under the law (every human).
This freedom from the law brings us “of age” into full adoption as children of God.
This goes hand-in-hand with the sermon this past Sunday.
Authentic disciples keep coming back to Jesus.
What brings us back? The Spirit keeps saying in a believer’s heart, “Go back to your Daddy.”
Christ came as the perfect fulfillment of the law. Christ then frees us from the law…our guardian…to a full adoption to the Father.
Now, the Spirit keeps us coming back to the Father.
The Trinity isn’t just theology. Each person of the Trinity helps us establish and keep our daily relationship with God. Jesus connects us to the Father. The Spirit keeps us connected.
Through ups & downs, listen to the Spirit guiding you towards your Heavenly Daddy.
Losing My Religion is a sermon series about being free from religious superiority. Read along with us in Galatians and Matthew 23 with our Reading Plan. Today’s reading is from Galatians 4:1-7.