My point is this: heirs, as long as they are minors, are no better than slaves, though they are the owners of all the property; but they remain under guardians and trustees until the date set by the father. So with us; while we were minors, we were enslaved to the elemental spirits of the world[…] Now, however, that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and beggarly elemental spirits? How can you want to be enslaved to them again? (Galatians 4:1-3, 9, NRSV)
Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world[…] But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage? (Galatians 4:1-3, 9, KJV)
Same idea, different metaphor. This time, humans are little children just waiting to cash in on their inheritance. Now, God has left us riches beyond our wildest dreams, and we don't have to worry about all these earthy concerns. We can focus on God. Yet some people still want to go back to the way things were. Paul just doesn't get it.