Galatians 4:1-6 GW

1 Let me explain further. As long as an heir is a child, he is no better off than a slave, even though he owns everything.
2 He is placed under the control of guardians and trustees until the time set by his father.
3 It was the same way with us. When we were children, we were slaves to the principles of this world.
4 But when the right time came, God sent his Son [into the world]. A woman gave birth to him, and he came under the control of God's laws.
5 God sent him to pay for the freedom of those who were controlled by these laws so that we would be adopted as his children.
6 Because you are God's children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into us to call out, "Abba! Father!"