It is written: “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” -2 Corinthians 3:17
“[Live] as free people, [yet] without employing your freedom as a pretext for wickedness; but [live at all times] as servants of God.” -1 Timothy 2:16 Amplified Bible “You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.” -Romans 6:18 “For he who was a slave when he was called by the Lord is the Lord’s freedman; similarly, he who was a free man when he was called is Christ’s slave. You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men. -1 Corinthians 7:22, 23
The enemy of freedom is from “without” as well as from “within” when it comes to living freely as God has created all things. In contrast to the best governments of this world, the kingdom of God is based on the highest moral standard- unfailing love!
“Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others.” -Danny Thomas
“Legalism is rules without relationship, emphasizing standards more than the Savior, and laws more than love. It is a system based on fear and characterized by joyless judgmentalism, producing futility instead of freedom.” -Michael Brown