That we might be justified by faith

Galatians 3:24 Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith.

 24a Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ,

“Tutor” refers to a slave employed in Greek and Roman families who had general charge over a boy in the years from about 6-16. The slave was in charge of the discipline of the child and was often harsh to the point of cruelty on the child. He may be depicted in ancient drawings with a rod or a cane in his hand.

The law, therefore, was designed as a teacher to bring men to Jesus Christ. The law rebuked and punished men for their misdeeds. There is simply no natural way a person can deliver himself from the hold of the law. But thank God, there is a supernatural way to be delivered from the law and that is through Jesus Christ. The law can produce a desire within men for freedom from bondage and cause them to seek after Jesus Christ who alone can set them free.

24b That we might be justified by faith

It is Jesus Christ who justifies people, not the law. The word “justification” means “to declare righteous” and men are declared righteous by God because they have Christ’s righteousness, and not because they have any righteousness in themselves. A A person is justified through faith in Jesus Christ alone! A person must agree that they are a sinner, believe that Jesus died for their sins and was resurrected on the third day and by faith call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. B

Notes: A- 2 Corinthians 5:21; B- John 3:16; Romans 3:23, 6:23, 5:8, 10:17, 9, 13; Ephesians 2:8-9;

Henry Luke

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