Why the law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Men are brought into this world, just as children are taken to school, to learn their lessons. We are born into this world to be schooled for heaven. There are vacancies in heaven for a certain number of us, and all who pass a good examination when the time comes will have their cards of admission given them into the place marked which they are to take. This life the public school that prepares for the university which we call heaven; and the Bible the code by which our lives will be tested when we present ourselves as candidates for admission: this is all, literally, that our present existence was contrived for, or the Bible given.
(E. S. Ffoulkes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.