This is the freedom with which Christ has made us free. So keep on standing in it, and stop letting your necks be fastened in the yoke of slavery again.
they did not try it even for the sake of the false brothers who had been smuggled in, who stole in to spy out the freedom we enjoy in Christ Jesus, so as to make us slaves again.
Be always on your guard; stand firm in your faith; keep on acting like men; continue to grow in strength;
Then why do you now try to test God by putting on these disciples' necks a yoke which neither our forefathers nor we could bear?
Now the Lord means the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
For you, brothers, were called to freedom; only you must not let your freedom be an excuse for the gratification of your lower nature, but in love be slaves to one another.
Come to me, all of you who toil and carry burdens, and I, yes, I, will lead you into rest.
and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free."
For sin must not any longer exert its mastery over you, for now you are not living as slaves to law but as subjects to God's favor.
and since you have been freed from sin, you have become the slaves of right-doing.
For the life-giving power of the Spirit through union with Christ Jesus has set us free from the power of sin and death.
let us, without ever wavering, keep on holding to the hope that we profess, for He is to be trusted who has made the promise,
But now we have been freed from our relation to the law; we have ended our relation to that by which we once were held in bonds, so that we may serve in a new spiritual way and not in the old literalistic way.
For the slave who has been called to union with the Lord is the Lord's freedman; in the same way the freeman who has been called is a slave of Christ.
So, my dear brothers, continue to be firm, incapable of being moved, always letting the cup run over in the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the service of the Lord is never thrown away.
but now, since you have come to know God, or rather have come to be known by Him, how can you turn back to your own crude notions, so weak and worthless, and wish to become slaves to them again?
So, brothers, we are children, not of a slave girl but of a free woman.
Hold your position, then, with your waist encircled with the belt of truth, put on right-doing as a coat of mail,
Stop letting anyone pass judgment on you in matters of eating and drinking, or in the matter of annual or monthly feasts or sabbaths.
So then, brothers, continue to stand firm and keep a tight grip on the teachings you have received from us, whether by word of mouth or by letter.
but Christ as a Son set over the house of God was faithful; and we are that house, if we keep up our courage and the joy that hope inspires to the very end.
For we have become real sharers in Christ, if we keep firm to the end the faith we had at first,
Since then we have in Jesus, the Son of God, a great High Priest who has gone right up to heaven itself, let us continue to keep a firm hold on our profession of faith in Him.
By this the Holy Spirit was showing that there was as yet no access to the real sanctuary while the outer tent was still in existence,
So you must never give up your confident courage, for it holds a rich reward for you.
Live like free men, only do not make your freedom a pretext for doing evil, but live like slaves of God.
Dearly beloved, while I was doing my best to begin writing you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write and urge you to carry on a vigorous defense of the faith that was once for all entrusted to God's people.
But you, dearly beloved, must continue to build yourselves up on the groundwork of your most holy faith and to pray in the Holy Spirit;
So remember what you have received and heard, and continue to obey it, and repent. If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will never know the hour when I come upon you.
They tie up heavy burdens and fasten them on men's shoulders, but they refuse to lift a finger to help bear them.
So if she marries another man while her husband is living, she is called an adulteress, but if he dies, she is free from that marriage bond, so that she will not be an adulteress though later married to another man.
Only you must practice living lives that are worthy of the good news, so that whether I come and see you or stay away, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, and that with one purpose you are continuing to cooperate in the fight for faith in the good news.