Faith in Jesus sets us free from the power of sin and death! Yet, our freedom is not an excuse for bad behavior. When Jesus is Lord of our lives then our actions should reflect his character. We should live lives that show respect for others and trusts in God as our provider and guide.
For you are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil. Respect everyone, and love the family of believers. Fear God, and respect the king.
~ 1 Peter 2:16-17 [NLT]