From wimps in need of goats, to children of God (Galatians 3:23-26)

Often when I present the gospel to someone who is absolutely new to Christianity (yes such people exist), I like to start with some serious background. Going back to the garden I tell them how God wanted us to have perfect communion with Him, but we messed it up with the apple.

Then he laid out a plan for redemption. I like to explain about how the Jews had to sacrifice a lamb so the Lord would look on the lamb and see our sins on it instead of on us. This leads so clearly into who Jesus and why his sacrifice was so significant.

I can't ever get the idea of the scapegoat out of my head, and then how the Lord chooses to look on Jesus and count our sin against him instead of us.

Today I was reading this:

"Now before faith came, we were held captive under the law, imprisoned until the coming faith would be revealed. So then, the law was our guardian until Christ came, in order that we might be justified by faith. But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian, for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith." Galatians 3:23-26

We went from needing a guardian, from absolutely depending on the law - and God's provision in a lamb when we fell short of it - to being children of the Most High God.