1. Galatians 4:2 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What is the time set by the father?

Galatians 4:2 (ESV)

2 but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father.

The time set by the father would be the time that the father decides his son is ready to take full ownership of his property and thus enter into his inheritance.1 The earthly father’s decision regarding his son’s inheritance parallels God’s control of history and the realisation of his saving promises.2