It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (Galatians 5:1, NIV 1974).
You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature. (Galatians 5:13, NIV 1984).
My Musings – Those who are in Christ (saved by grace not merit) have been freed from the “yoke of slavery” to measure up to the law. Nevertheless, this does not give us carte blanche to “indulge the sinful nature.” Rather, as we grow in Christ, we choose (exercise of freedom) to live our lives in a manner that is pleasing to the Lord instead of pleasing the flesh. It is a mark of maturity not a sign of slavery.
My Advice – Stand firm in the faith, freed from the law but choosing to be obedient nonetheless.