I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father (Galatians 4:1-2).
If you go back to the previous paragraph, you will see we are now sons of God who are in Christ. And if in Christ, we are heirs. Prisoners are not heirs. Those who are children under their guardian are not eligible for receiving an inheritance either. In fact, as Paul says, they are no different than a slave.
We as people of God, due to us being children of God, will inherit all that our Father has by His grace and for His glory. In the storyline of God’s saving work, the world (and His people) had to wait for a ‘date set’ by our Father.
And look at how God prepared the world for His Son’s coming. It was in a time and in a manner that God’s people could not see. In fact, they wondered if God was working at all!
First, there was a Roman peace (you may remember from your history lessons it was called the Pax Romana). …read more