What Does Galatians 4:5 Mean?

so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

Galatians 4:5(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

At the time that He had appointed and according to His own purpose, God sent His Son into a spiritually hungry, religiously bankrupt and morally corrupt world. Like every other human being He was born of a woman and born into a world that was subject to the perfect law of God - a standard that was impossible for fallen man to attain.

But Christ was sent to redeem a spiritually hungry, religiously bankrupt and morally corrupt race, who were at enmity with God - for in His grace and mercy, the Father had planned a way to save humanity.

God purposed that fallen man could be forgiven of all his sins, redeemed from his eternal punishment, and even be adopted into His own family as His sons - if the price of man's accumulated sin was paid for by an innocent, sinless, perfect man.

But there was NO-ONE to pay that price, for none are righteous, not even one. And for this reason the eternal Son of God unclothed Himself of His glory and took upon Himself the form of a servant - and became the perfect Son of Man. He lived and died a perfect life, so that He might redeem those who were under the law - so that He might save those who fell short of the glory of God, and give them eternal life. He gave His life so that we might be adopted them into His family - simply by believing on Him. Praise His holy name.

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, I never cease to wonder and be amazed at the grace that You have extended to me and all who have been redeemed by faith in Jesus Christ. It is a thing most wonderful - almost to wonderful to believe, that God's own Son should come from heavenly glory and die to save a sinner like me - and yet it is in Your Word, which is faithful and true and I thank You with all of my being, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

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