It is terrible that so many times those who are freed turn back to the slavery the came out of or turn to some new form of slavery. The Israelites who came out of Egypt whined to return to Egypt and when that didn’t happen they enslaved themselves to sin by worshiping the golden calf. They didn’t appreciate their freedom. Within 2 generations of entering the promised land they had fallen into slavery again to some of the inhabitants of the land that they should have conquered and driven out or killed. How sad that they were now slaves in the land that God had intended for them to rule.
The same can happen to us after being made free from the law of Moses and free from sin. As Paul says to the Galatians we were set free for freedom. He is concerned that even though they are supposed to be free they might go back to the law and be enslaved again. Christ set us free so that we could live a life freely devoted to serving God. Stories are told of those who would go to the slave auctions and buy slaves to set them free. On one occasion when the newly-freed, former slave realized what had happened he told those who had emancipated him, “I will serve you for the rest of my life”.
Christ has freed you at the cost of leaving Heaven, becoming human, and dying a cruel death won’t you serve him for the rest of your life?