God's Adopted Children

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As the Apostle Paul seeks to convince the Galatians about their error in trying to be justified through works of the law, he uses several illustrations. First, he uses the illustration of a last will and testament. Then he uses the illustrations of being imprisoned and under a guardian. In the section of the letter that we’ve come to today, Paul continues his guardian illustration to further his point. He says a child who is under a guardian, though he is the owner of everything, is no different from a slave. In today’s sermon we will consider the implications of Paul’s point for those who profess to know Christ but are still seeking to be justified by what they do or don’t do.