Galatians 4:1-11View Full Chapter
1What I am saying is that as long as an heir is underage, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate.
2The heir is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father.
3So also, when we were underage, we were in slavery under the elemental spiritual forces
7So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir.
Paul’s Concern for the Galatians
8Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods.
9But now that you know God—or rather are known by God—how is it that you are turning back to those weak and miserable forces
11I fear for you, that somehow I have wasted my efforts on you.