But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed. Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor. For you are all sons of faith in Christ Jesus.
If you had the choice to hang with your babysitter or your mother, which would you choose?
In any healthy situation, you would always prefer your mother over a temporary caregiver, paid to stand in for a brief period.
That is what the law is. It was a babysitter; a tutor, keeping the nation of Israel separate from the heathen nations and preparing them for the arrival of their Savior, by showing them their inability to get things perfect on their own.
But we weren’t born for babysitters.
We weren’t ever intended to make our tutor our father.
We were born for a relationship with our Heavenly Father, which would make the law redundant.
How does this work?
When you don’t have a relationship with your Heavenly Father, you want everything prescribed for you. Your lack of relationship draws you to cling to rules and protocols so that you will know what to do, since you don’t hear His voice in your heart leading you.
Once you have genuine relationship, you don’t need rules.
Rules in church cause people to fight; immaturity abounds. But the sound of His voice is the hallmark of sonship (Romans 8:14) and it causes our relationships to flow, not only with God, but also with one another.
Christians are so desperate to fill the gap, because they haven’t spent time developing a genuine relationship with God, that they turn faith, confessing the Word, fasting, praying and reading the Bible into rules for breakthrough.
However, there are no rules in the way God works under the New Covenant. What “worked” for one person. may not be God’s leading for the next.
Once we make something a rule, we take away all freedom to be led by the Spirit of God.
Yet this is the privilege we have been granted in the New Covenant.
Make a decision to resign from the services offered by the babysitter, and come on over to where we are chilling with the Holy Ghost as our guide and companion.