For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
Freedom in Jesus is the greatest freedom there is. Believers in China who are under great oppression from their government remain free in Jesus. Our brothers and sisters who will give their life for Christ today are free in Jesus. Those who once were held captive by addiction are free in Jesus. Sins of the past do not have power over the believer who understands the Freedom Jesus brings.
Paul was writing about a more subtle form of bondage than persecution or temptation. He was writing about the bondage of Judaism or in our day religion. It all depends how you use the word religion as to whether it is good or not. But in Galatia people were trying to control others with the Law. That is religious bondage. We have been set free in Christ to live for Him in full devotion. We aren’t governed by ceremony, ritual or cultural norms. We have been set free to be free.
Freedom in Christ is not freedom to sin. That should be obvious. It is freedom to love and worship Him with our whole being. It would be great if we really understood the depth of this freedom. The Christian world would not be so segmented. As you serve the Lord do not allow another person to bring you into bondage. Trust the leading of the Spirit and the truthfulness of His Word. Stay free by following Jesus. It is the life He chose for you.
Jesus is LORD!