What does Guardian Mean in Galatians 3:24-25? – Language Lightbulbs

The New Testament was written in Greek, and sometimes there just isn’t an English equivalent that will convey the message the New Testament author is trying to convey.  So sometimes exploring the Greek can make verses make sense and come alive for us.  One such passage is Galatians 3:24-25, so let’s examine a Greek word and explore Paul’s message for us today.  

Galatians 3:24-25 says: 24 The law, then, was our guardian until Christ, so that we could be justified by faith. 25 But since that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian.  (Holman Christian Standard Bible).

Paul’s message in Galatians is that Christ and the gospel has set us free from the Old Testament Law to live new lives for God unbound by sin and unbound by rituals.  In these two verses, Paul calls the law, in the HCSB our “guardian” until Christ.  What does that mean?  

Continue reading “What does Guardian Mean in Galatians 3:24-25? – Language Lightbulbs”