Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For sin must no longer control you, for you live not under law but under mercy.
That we should be delivered from the hands of our enemies,
and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free."
1 Corinthians 7:21
If you were a slave when you were called, never mind. Even if you can gain your freedom, make the most of your present condition instead.
This is the freedom with which Christ has freed us. So stand firm in it, and do not get under a yoke of slavery again.
1 Peter 2:16
Live like free men, only do not make your freedom an excuse for doing wrong, but be slaves of God.
I use these familiar human terms because of the limitations of your nature. For just as you before gave up the parts of your bodies in slavery to vice and greater and greater license, you must now give them up in slavery to uprightness, which leads to consecration.