The pasuk in Tehillim says Hashem redeems the souls of His
servants. This verse seemingly presents a
contradiction. Hashem seemingly has redeemed them, but they are still called servants. Doesn’t being redeemed mean that I ‘m no longer a servant?
The answer is obvious. Chazal say that he who
accepts upon himself the yolk of Torah and Avoda
becomes exempt from the yolk of the world’s way, exile and the
entrapping feelings of physicality. There is no escape.
The nature of human existence necessitates that there be the
acceptance of a yolk. Everyone will be a slave to something
However we have the choice to decide where our servitude will lay.
If we indenture ourselves to Hashem we are in turn freed from all other forms of servitude. This concept permeates repeatedly throughout Chazal.