Two Pictures

Re:Verse passage – Galatians 4:1-11 (day five)  “But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.”

Paul uses two pictures in verse 5 to describe the work of Christ.  We have been thinking through the first picture at great length and in great detail. Slaves freed from the penalty or curse of the law. Freedom is the biggest theme we find in this letter to the Galatians. Yet, there is another picture that expounds on the work of Christ- adopted sons (children). The good news of gospel is twofold in this passage. We are both redeemed AND also righteous. We are freed AND adopted. No longer slaves AND are now sons.  Jesus removes what we deserve (penalty under the law) and gives us what He deserves (sonship with the Father). That is indeed good news!!

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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