If you would be free to sail the seven seas, you must make yourself a slave to the compass. By nature, man desires something he cannot have: total freedom. There are certain freedoms we can have, but they have corresponding bondages. And there are certain bondages we can have which afford us corresponding freedoms. For example, you can be free from the toothbrush, and in bondage to cavities, or you can make yourself a slave to the toothbrush, and be free from cavities. You cannot be free from the toothbrush and free from cavities. That kind of freedom, total freedom, does not exist.
From 30 Days To Understanding the Bible, by Max E. Anders