Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law.
,What a great picture: prisoners of the law. Knowing we are sinners, but unable to be “good enough”, the Law shows us our sin, but does not show us how to change from within. Then, Christ died for us, and the Law was rendered powerless, the doors were flung open, and we are no longer slaves to sin. Not that we will never sin again, but we now have the freedom not to sin, and we have faith to believe the sin is paid for in Christ. Oh, the glorious knowledge that if we confess our sin, and repent, it is remembered no longer!