But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.…
A man was fleeing from some men who desired to rob and kill him. He came to a wide gulf, over which there was only a slender plank for a bridge. It looked too weak to bear him, so that there seemed only a choice of the kind of death open to him. What was he to do? Death behind! Death. in front by a fearful fall! While his mind was wavering as to his right course, he saw a strong, heavy man on the opposite side, who shouted. 'Come over, man! I crossed the plank safely; I am heavier than you are. When it has borne me it will bear you': Similarly, Christ is our plank of safety across the gulf of damnation. He has borne my sins, therefore He can and will bear yours.
Parallel VersesKJV: But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.