23 You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of human beings.
I know this verse was written for those who literally are slaves or who have kept slaves...but it really struck me in a different way.
How often do we become slaves (through fear or rejection or need of approval) to human beings and then we are stifled by that fear? I know I have.
May God give us the confidence (IN HIM) to not be held slave by fear of human beings. He has such great work for us to accomplish, if only we will release our fear.