The Law Brings us to Christ for Our Entrance into New Jerusalem

Galatians 3:23-24 says, “before faith came we were guarded under law, being shut up unto the faith which was to be revealed. So then the law has become our child-conductor unto Christ that we might be justified out of faith.”

New JerusalemWe must realize that the law is not only a watcher at the gate but also the child-conductor of the entry (Gal. 3:24). The law is not only at the gate, but the law also brings all God’s chosen people to the gate. If the law could speak to a chosen one, it would say, “I will bring you to the gate, and I will meet you there.” The law was not given for us to keep, but the law was given to conduct us to Christ. The law is the conductor to bring you to the gate; the law is also the guard to “okay” your entry.*

The law brings us to Christ and by Him we are justified by faith. Thank Him for this! Now we are no longer under the law but we “are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus” (v. 25-26). And we have put on Christ (v. 27). Finally, in verse 29, we are “heirs according to promise.”

This speaks of God’s promises to Abraham, mentioned earlier in Galatians 3. The ultimate promise we inherit is participation in New Jerusalem, the city for which he eagerly waited (Heb. 11:10).

* From chapter 35, Witness LeeGod’s New Testament Economy, published by Living Stream Ministry, © Witness Lee, 1986.

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