Stand firm therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and don't be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
This was because of the false brothers secretly brought in, who stole in to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage;
Now therefore why do you tempt God, that you should put a yoke on the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?
Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
For you, brothers, were called for freedom. Only don't use your freedom for gain to the flesh, but through love be servants to one another.
"Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.
You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free."
Being made free from sin, you became bondservants of righteousness.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death.
let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering; for he who promised is faithful.
promising them liberty, while they themselves are bondservants of corruption; for a man is brought into bondage by whoever overcomes him.
The Spirit of the Lord Yahweh is on me; because Yahweh has anointed me to preach good news to the humble. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to those who are bound;
But now we have been discharged from the law, having died to that in which we were held; so that we serve in newness of the spirit, and not in oldness of the letter.
For he who was called in the Lord being a bondservant is the Lord's free man. Likewise he who was called being free is Christ's bondservant.
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the Lord's work, because you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, why do you turn back again to the weak and miserable elemental principles, to which you desire to be in bondage all over again?
So then, brothers, we are not children of a handmaid, but of the free woman.
Stand therefore, having the utility belt of truth buckled around your waist, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
Let no one therefore judge you in eating, or in drinking, or with respect to a feast day or a new moon or a Sabbath day,
So then, brothers, stand firm, and hold the traditions which you were taught by us, whether by word, or by letter.
but Christ is faithful as a Son over his house; whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the glorying of our hope firm to the end.
For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold fast the beginning of our confidence firm to the end:
Having then a great high priest, who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold tightly to our confession.
The Holy Spirit is indicating this, that the way into the Holy Place wasn't yet revealed while the first tabernacle was still standing;
Therefore don't throw away your boldness, which has a great reward.
as free, and not using your freedom for a cloak of wickedness, but as bondservants of God.
Beloved, while I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I was constrained to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.
But you, beloved, keep building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.
Remember therefore how you have received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If therefore you won't watch, I will come as a thief, and you won't know what hour I will come upon you.
For they bind heavy burdens that are grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not lift a finger to help them.
So then if, while the husband lives, she is joined to another man, she would be called an adulteress. But if the husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is no adulteress, though she is joined to another man.
Only let your way of life be worthy of the Good News of Christ, that, whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your state, that you stand firm in one spirit, with one soul striving for the faith of the Good News;