Before any of us came to the knowledge of the truth of Christ brought we are under the law, but when we repent and accept by faith it is revealed to us that the law was a needful schoolmaster which taught us right from wrong and we are then justified by faith. (Galatians 3:23-27). But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
God gave us freedom in Christ from the curse of the law, as he made a promise to Abraham that through faith is the house of God built. The law was given to teach us that faith in Christ makes us the children of God. (Galatians 3:12,13).
God made the provision for Christ to be born of a woman under the law, so we could then be redeemed and set free from the bondage of the world, and be as one adopted spiritually by the Father! (Galatians 4:3-6). Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
When we did not truly know God but only the worlds traditions and ways, we are told not to return to its ways and therefore be in bondage again. (Galatians 4:8-11). Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods. But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.