No Longer Under the Schoolmaster

Just what does this mean “No Longer Under a Schoolmaster”?

Galatians 3:24-25 “Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.”

For those of you who have a degree this might makes some sense. Let’s say that you received a degree in accounting and are now working as an accountant. When you graduated did you burn your degree, throw away all your books and try to forget all that you learned? Or rather once you were no longer under the schoolmaster who taught you accounting did you remember and use all that you learned?

The first part of our example is commonly taught. The second half where you use what you were taught is reality. Note that the verse says that the Law is what brought us to Christ. If you don’t know the Law, then can you really know Christ?

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