"The Law is our Tutor..." Gal 3:24
I must confess that in the past I've been somewhat amazed with some of the explanations people come up with concerning the fact that the "Law is our Tutor."
What is the sole purpose of a 'Tutor?' Well, a tutor is a Teacher, or Instructor, often times a tutor is referring more specifically to a 'private' instructor, a one on one type relationship. Let's take the example of a Carpenter, someone that served in an apprenticeship for let's say a four year period. While as an apprentice, or student, he studied under a 'tutor' which in this case would be the 'master' Carpenter for his four year apprenticeship. Learning all there is to know about the art of carpentry, being taught by the tutor, that is the 'master' carpenter.
After the four year apprenticeship is over and the student has learned all there is to know concerning the art of carpentry, and is sent off on his own, what does the former student do with all that he was taught while under the tutor? Does he abandon all that he was taught while under the tutor? Of course not, he applies all that he's learned while under the tutor to his life, and in the exact same sense the "Law is our Tutor..."
Gal 3:24 Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Messiah, so that we may be justified by faith.
Contrary to what many today are taught by their ministers, which is to simply 'bow your head and say a prayer.' The Savior tells us that no one can come unto Him until they have first been
"...Taught of Yahuweh, Everyone who has heard and learned from the Father, comes to me" John 6:45.
At the time the Messiah spoke these words, in that we have to all be "taught of Yahuweh" in order to come to him, what was the only way anyone could have learned of the Father's will in their life? By reading His Law, the Torah.
The Law is our 'Instructor' or 'Tutor', it shows us how our Heavenly Father expects us to conduct our lives, and once having been instructed from the Law, it "...leads us to Messiah" (Gal 3:24), that we might "walk in the same manner as He walked." 1Jn 2:6
Once the Law brings us to Messiah, we are free from the Tutor, for we've been "Taught of Yahuweh" we've learned His will and now we have Yahoshua, 'our Example' ( 1 Pet 2:21) of perfect obedience to the Father's will.
As the Law was on the Messiah's heart (Ps 40:7-8), it should be on our hearts as well (Isa 51:7: Psa 37:30-34). And someday soon it will be on the hearts of all mankind. (Jer 31:33).
Gal 3:25-26 Now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor. For (or 'because') you are all sons of Yahuweh through faith in Messiah, Yahoshua.
You see, as was mentioned earlier; "to know Yahuweh is to Love Him and to Love Him is to obey Him" (Ps 19:7; 1 John 5:3)
To know and obey Yahuweh's Law is essential to our Salvation.
Rom 2:11-13; "For there is no partiality with Yahuweh For all who have sinned without the Law will also 'perish' without the Law, and all who have sinned under the Law will be judged by the Law; for it is not the hearers of the Law who are just before Yahuweh, but the doers of the Law will be justified."
"The Law is the will of the Heavenly Father and Grace is the power to do His will"