“But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. 5 God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children.” — Galatians 4:4-5
Most Christians have been taught well about Jesus Christ coming to provide a way for people to be adopted as sons and daughters into the family of God. In a few verses earlier on Paul says that those who believe in Christ have been joined with Christ in such a way that they become part of Abraham’s family.
Both are true. Christ is the one seed of Abraham, but Paul also declares that since people become sons and daughters of Abraham’s family by faith, the promise is being fulfilled by their faith as those who inherit the promise.
Christ has now ended the curse and opened the family of God.
- Epistle Reading St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 3:23-29; 4:1-5 (orthodoxlogos5.wordpress.com)