Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. (George Washington)

When a nation—or an individual, for that matter—is set free from bondage, the first breaths of freedom may be overwhelming. But that’s only a beginning. That newfound freedom can continue to grow into a rich sense of liberty, but unless it is protected, it may face a quick demise. Guarding it carefully will enhance its growth in a person and a nation.

Don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. (Galatians 5:13)