It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery... You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature ; rather, serve one another in love.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
2 Cor 3:17
Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.
1 Pet 2:16
But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.
"The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to release the oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
-Jesus (Luke 4:18)
Happy Independence Day!