Bible: Gal. 3:19-25; 4:21-31
3:19 Why then was the law given? 1 It was added 2 because of transgressions, 3 until the arrival of the descendant 4 to whom the promise had been made. It was administered 5 through angels by an intermediary. 6 3:20 Now an intermediary is not for one party alone, but God is one. 7 3:21 Is the law therefore opposed to the promises of God? 8 Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that was able to give life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. 9 3:22 But the scripture imprisoned 10 everything and everyone 11 under sin so that the promise could be given – because of the faithfulness 12 of Jesus Christ – to those who believe.
Sons of God Are Heirs of Promise
3:23 Now before faith 13 came we were held in custody under the law, being kept as prisoners 14 until the coming faith would be revealed. 3:24 Thus the law had become our guardian 15 until Christ, so that we could be declared righteous 16 by faith. 3:25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. 17