“Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed.”
God clearly hasn’t changed much because He still causes us to be “locked up until faith” is learned.
Our own nature, circumstances, trials, and disappointments all serve to keep us submissive and “locked up” until we see that the only way out is His way of faith.
Moses attempted the deliverance of his people by using self-effort, his personal influence, and even violence. So God “locked [him] up” for forty years in the Midian desert before he was prepared for His work.
How about us…are we in a difficult situation?
If we are, we should cheer up and recognize that we have just been “locked up” to faith…and it’s up to us to learn quickly and get out.
It is my prayer today that wherever we are “locked up” God will teach us the way of faith and reveal to us truths would otherwise never have come our way…Amen.