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T-Ball and the Law

If parents want their kids to play baseball and want to get them going at an early age, they will start them with T-ball. T-ball places the ball on a tee and has minimal rules. It is for kids generally under the age of eight and it teaches them the basic elements of baseball. That’s because, at that age, kids cannot understand the complex rules of baseball. Some of us adults have a hard time with them! T-ball allows children to learn until they can comprehend the full experience of the game. This concept is similar to how God has dealt with His people over time. He gave the people the law in order to prepare them for what would come later through Jesus Christ.

Galatians 3:23-28

23 But before faith came, we were kept in custody under the law, being shut up to the faith which was later to be revealed. 24 Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith. 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor. 26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

We may ask why God didn’t just start with Jesus and the gospel, but the truth of the matter is that His people were not ready for it. But now, all has been revealed and we are blessed today to have the full gospel revealed to us. But our Father has brought us up as a people until we were ready.

— Sebastian Stroughter

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