On this Independence Day, may I suggest that you not rest upon freedom granted by a flag or a government, for those freedoms can quickly be dashed. Rather, if you are the Lord’s, rest upon your freedom in Christ, submitting to Him again and anew. For it is only by being His slave that we will ever experience true liberty.
But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. (Romans 6:17-18)
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 6:22-23)