Listen to this morning’s Scripture song – Psalm 89
Read the “Evening and Morning” devotion for today, by the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
“1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land of Canaan; (this is the land that shall fall unto you for an inheritance, even the land of Canaan with the coasts thereof:) 3 Then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the coast of Edom, and your south border shall be the outmost coast of the salt sea eastward: 4 And your border shall turn from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass on to Zin: and the going forth thereof shall be from the south to Kadeshbarnea, and shall go on to Hazaraddar, and pass on to Azmon: 5 And the border shall fetch a compass from Azmon unto the river of Egypt, and the goings out of it shall be at the sea.” (Numbers 34:1-5)
God is a God of order. We see in numbers 34 God is establishing borders for the nation of Israel when they inherit the land of Canaan. Borders are a controversial subject. Who controls what, and how much has been the cause of countless wars for thousands of years. Just as nations have physical boundaries, we as Christians should have spiritual boundaries in our lives. There should be places we do not go because as Christians, we know sin dwells there. What kind of testimony would it give if we are in a bar, even if we are not drinking? We are constantly bombarded with music in stores, bad language from coworkers, or lucrative commercials and shows on TV screens. Our home is our haven. It should be a place of quiet rest. A place of sound boundaries protecting us and our families. Our Goal here on earth is holiness. Boundaries are necessary in our lives in order to keep striving towards that goal. We have boundaries for our children, personal lives, clothing, jobs, our own yards have fences around them. Why then, do we neglect our spiritual boundaries? They should be at the top of our priority list. Most of us, sadly, have them listed at the bottom. We need to re-examine our order of priorities and make sure our spiritual boundaries are set in stone. If we want to be Christ-like and live holy lives we need to make sure our boundaries won’t come tumbling down like the walls of Jericho at the first sight of trouble.
“40 Let all things be done decently and in order.” (1 Corinthians 14:40)
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