Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But now that you have been freed from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you get is consecration, and the final result is eternal life.
It is not a consciousness of servitude that has been imparted to you, to fill you with fear again, but the consciousness of adoption as sons, which makes us cry, "Abba!" that is, Father.
2 Timothy 1:7
For the Spirit God has given us is a spirit not of timidity but of power, love, and self-discipline.
and free from their slavery men who had always lived in fear of death.
how much more surely will the blood of the Christ, who with the eternal Spirit made himself an unblemished offering to God, purify our consciences from the old wrongdoing for the worship of the everliving God?
Do not be afraid of what you are going to suffer. See! The devil is going to put some of you into prison to be tested there, and for ten days to endure persecution. Prove faithful even unto death and I will give you the crown of life.
"He has helped his servant Israel, Remembering his mercy,