Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
For sin must no longer control you, for you live not under law but under mercy.
For the life-giving law of the Spirit through Christ Jesus has freed you from the Law of sin and death.
and you will know the truth and the truth will set you free."
2 Corinthians 3:17
Now the Lord here means the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
For you, brothers, have been called to freedom; only do not make your freedom an excuse for the physical, but in love be slaves to one another.
Thank God! it is done through Jesus Christ our Lord! So mentally I am a slave to God's law, but physically to the law of sin.
Is that appealing to men's weaknesses, or to God? Is that trying to suit men? If I were still doing that, I would be no slave of Christ.
Epaphras, one of your own number, a slave of Christ Jesus, wishes to be remembered to you. He is always standing up for you in his prayers that you may stand fast, like men of mature convictions, whatever God's will for you may be.
Paul, a slave of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to arouse faith in those whom God has chosen, and the comprehension of religious truth,
James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, sends greeting to the twelve tribes that are scattered over the world.
1 Peter 2:16
Live like free men, only do not make your freedom an excuse for doing wrong, but be slaves of God.
Then one of the elders addressed me and said, "Who are these people dressed in white robes, and where do they come from?"
Any branch of mine that does not bear fruit he trims away, and he prunes every branch that bears fruit, to make it bear more.
But what the Spirit produces is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
for light leads to perfect goodness, uprightness, and truth;
with your lives filled with the fruits which uprightness produces through Jesus Christ, to the honor and praise of God.
Not that I want your gifts, but I want you to have the profits that will accumulate to your credit.
so that the lives you live may be worthy of your Master and wholly pleasing to him, and you may be fruitful in all kinds of good deeds, and may grow into fuller knowledge of God.
And the end
What good did you get from doing the things you are now ashamed of? Why, they result in death!
So just as the weeds are gathered up and burned, this is what will happen at the close of the age;
And anyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or land for my sake will receive many times as much, and share eternal life.
Then they will go away to everlasting punishment, and the upright to everlasting life."
The reaper is already being paid and gathering the harvest for eternal life, so that the sower may be glad with the reaper.
1 Peter 1:9
to attain the goal of faith, the salvation of your souls.