“But now that faith
We are no longer
Subject to a disciplinarian.”
ἐλθούσης δὲ τῆς πίστεως οὐκέτι ὑπὸ παιδαγωγόν ἐσμεν.
Paul said, “But now that faith (δὲ τῆς πίστεως) has come (ἐλθούσης). We are no longer subject to a disciplinarian (οὐκέτι ὑπὸ παιδαγωγόν ἐσμεν).” Only the Pauline letters used this word παιδαγωγὸς, that means a trainer of boys, a tutor, a guardian, or a slave in charge of the boys of a family. Paul explained that now that we have faith in Jesus Christ, we are no longer subject to the disciplinarian of our youth. We are mature in our belief in Jesus Christ. We no longer need the discipline of the Mosaic law. We have been tutored as we grew up, but now we live a mature Christian life.