None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license (John Milton, 17th century English poet).

People love their freedom. But freedom has limits. We don’t let children do whatever they want wherever they want to. For their own protection and learning, we set limits. As Milton suggests, freedom without limits leads to license, people feel free to pursue their wants and desires no matter how wrong, or who may be hurt. To enjoy freedom is to understand its limits.

For you have been called to live in freedom. . . But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love (Galatians 5:13).