Galatians 4:4-6 – “…when the fullness of the time came, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, 5 so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons and daughters. 6 Because you are his children, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying out, ‘Abba! Father!’ 7 Therefore you are no longer a slave, but his child; and if a child of God, then an heir through Christ.” (NASB)
God wants everyone to know the good news regarding His Son Jesus Christ. The timing of Jesus’ birth was significant for the spreading of the Gospel. When Christ entered the world, it had a unified Greek language making the spread of the Gospel easier. When Christ came, the Roman Empire had created a unified system of transportation, aiding in spreading the news of Christ. When Christ came, there was philosophical and religious exhaustion. The philosophies of Aristotle and Plato could not curb base desires and the Jewish authority had burdened people with their harsh interpretation and man made traditions regarding the law.
Christ came at just the right time that all people might be adopted back into a right relationship with God and receive the Holy Spirit to testify to our spirit that we are children and heirs. Christ came to put His Spirit in us to gladly operate in accordance with His character. We no longer need to turn to different philosophies and laws to try to live a decent life. With faith in Christ comes a Father in heaven, who we can have confidence cares about our daily life. We have liberty of access to God as sons and daughters along with boldness in spreading our wants before Him. In Jesus’ name we have everything we need for life and godliness.
“Come to Me all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest for your souls. My yoke is easy and my burden is light” – Jesus (Matt. 11:28).
Thank you Heavenly Father, thank you Jesus, thank you Holy Spirit for working together to allow me to be free from the curse of the law. I pray you use me to spread your character and your good news with others in Jesus’ name, Amen.