Why the law was our schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
You send your little child in the care of some one to school. The ward takes the little creature, and says, "Come, I will take you to school," and away they go to the place of instruction. Now the law was our care-taker, our companion, to take us to our schoolmaster Christ; Christ keeps a school, Christ calls those who go to His school His disciples, His scholars; Christ says, "Learn of Me."
(J. Parker, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.