What does it mean to be under the guardian or tutor of the law? This is something I’ve been thinking on. I used to have my own way of doing things where the right way was my way, and no other way was right. All other ways, though not morally wrong according to the creator, were not my way, and I could have said that someone was lost in sin because they weren’t doing things my way. Then the goodness and lovingkindness of our Lord appeared to me and over time transformed me more into his image. I no longer see things that are different as wrong, but only those things that are against the word of God specifically — those things are morally wrong. One could be so much into the law that we could say out of their own fleshly self that really *any* thing is evil. What really *is* a problem though? Definitely the deeds of the flesh of Galatians 5:19-21, rebellion, and anything that drives the sinner away from the solution (who *is* Jesus) — these things are far from God’s will, and will divide a person from God now and for eternity.
Let us not love in word or in talk but in deed and in truth.
“Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian”
Galatians 3:23-25 ESV