Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. 1 Peter 2:16
Do you feel free? By the blood of Christ, we have been set free, free from the bondages of sin and death. Free from the burdens of The Law, but as the scripture says, we don’t use this freedom to sin, but we walk in The Spirit because we live by The Spirit (Galatians 5:16)
Many religions or denominations want to enslave you, they want to control you with rules and rituals. But Jesus has fulfilled The Law at the cross (Matthew 5:17) When Jesus said “It Is Finished” the new covenant was sealed and you have been covered by his blood instead of being burdened by debts of your sins.
Still many don’t want to accept this, even many he believe they have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior, yet they reject his Grace and sacrifice on the cross. When you accept Christ, you need to accept all of him including his power to forgive and set free
Other translations use the word “bondslave” instead of Gods slaves. A bondslave or bondservant is someone who voluntarily becomes someone’s slave. When you become a Christian, you agree voluntarily to serve God, not against your will. The term Lord also means Master. When you call Jesus your Lord, your calling him your Master, and you are his bondservant, a voluntarily servant of The King of Kings.
Understand the power of Gods Grace and Mercy, is not to be abused but to bring salvation to those who have become transformed through Christ in Jesus Name Amen!