2:3 “Let us break their chains,” they cry,
“and free ourselves from slavery to God.” (NLT)
Do people who don’t want God in their lives do so because they don’t want to obey him? Do they feel like slaves to God?
When you follow the model of Jesus and his teachings you are free. You can choose not to follow and there are consequences.
I remember driving in Istanbul and people were not following stop signs or stop lights. Four lane highways were treated like eight lanes and people would just drive right at you, so you had to swerve over or be hit.
This didn’t feel like freedom, being able to drive however you wanted. It was a disaster waiting to happen.
Having the freedom to obey is what brings blessing.