The fringe is a very important piece of the garments in the old testament, It was to symbolize Yah’s commandments. It was a tassel, like the one’s we wear when we graduate, and it was bound unto our garment, which represents our flesh.
These commands are placed upon us as a reminder of God, lest we forget and fall into sin. What God commanded in the old testament to do physically with tassels, we are commanded to do it spiritually with God’s law.
Normally we will associate someone being bonded by their hands, feet, and neck as slaves. We are not slaves but we are bound by God’s Law and commandments. If we are slaves, we are slaves unto God. He is the one who set us free from slavery to sin and made us bondman to the Gospel of Christ, bound by God’s law and commandments.
Instead of it being a physical tassel that bound the commands unto us, it’s our love for God’s commandment that binds them unto us. When we were a slave unto sin, loving the flesh and following after the desires of the flesh, we had no bind unto God’s Law. Now we are slaves unto God, lose from the flesh we are bound by his law by our love unto him.
We were called to keep God’s commandments and when we do, though we were bound to sin as a slave we are made free. Though we once had freedom of the flesh when we were slaves to it, we are now slaves unto God bound by his commandments.