Now I say, for as long a time [as] the heir is a child, [he is] no different from a slave, [although he] is master of everything,
References for Galatians 4:1
but he is under guardians and managers until the time set by [his] father.
So also we, when we were children, we were enslaved under the elemental spirits of the world.
But when the fullness of time came, God sent out his Son, born of a woman, born under the law,
in order that he might redeem those under the law, in order that we might receive the adoption.
And because you are sons, God sent out the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying out, "Abba! (Father!),"
References for Galatians 4:6
so that you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, also an heir through God.