In the same way we also, when we were children, were in slavery under the elemental forces of the world.
But when the completion of the time came, God sent His Son, born of a woman,a born under the law,
to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into ourb hearts, crying, "Abba, Father!"
So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.
But in the past, when you didn't know God, you were enslaved to thingsc that by nature are not gods.
But now, since you know God, or rather have become known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and bankrupt elemental forces? Do you want to be enslaved to them all over again?
You observe [special] days, months, seasons, and years.
I am fearful for you, that perhaps my labor for you has been wasted.
I beg you, brothers: become like me, for I also became like you. You have not wronged me;
you know that previously I preached the gospel to you in physical weakness,