“Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.”
King James Version (KJV)
3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster unto Christ - It was designed to train us up for Christ. And this it did both by its commands, which showed the need we had of his atonement; and its ceremonies, which all pointed us to him.
Ga 3:24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster. "Tutor", in the Revised Version. In Roman families a trusted slave, a pedagogue, had charge of children, preserved them from harm, and took them to school. The law is such a tutor; not a schoolmaster, but a guide to lead us to the school of Christ. There we are "justified by faith".