. . . to redeem those who were under the law,

that we might receive the adoption as sons.

       (Galatians 4:5)

New life isn’t limited to only earthly experiences; life changes such as redemption, adoption, and transformation can also occur when you’re freed from spiritual bondage. This is the truth that Paul was trying to get across to the Galatians. Their past religious experience attracted them to the Law because it enabled them to measure external results. They thought they were moving forward, but actually they were regressing. Unfortunately, too many Christians today appear spiritual mature when they are actually retreating into a “second childhood” of Christian experience.