God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law . . .

    (Galatians 4:4)


Redemption concludes with liberation from enslavement. Jesus came in the fullness of time, born of a woman, to redeem those who were under the law. To redeem means “to set free by paying a price.” In other words, God sent Himself a ransom note. The ransom note is self-addressed, for who else is capable of paying to God what is owed but God Himself? The ransom demanded is the ransom He provided. So, to go back to the Law is to undo the very work of Christ.