At the end of the twelve months he was walking about the royal palace of Babylon. The king spoke, saying, “Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for a royal dwelling by my mighty power and for the honor of my majesty?” Continue reading
The lesson at church camp was about boundaries. It’s a subject that touches the youngest to the oldest. Each of us has a boundary.
One teacher put “Caution” tape around the seats where the class would be held. The boys stood around and looked at the tape and tried to decide what to do.
Finally one boy lifted the tape, went under it, and sat down. Another boy followed suit. And another and another until they were all sitting down.
Prov 22:28 Do not remove the ancient landmark which your fathers have set.
That’s the way it continues to be with God’s word – it has given boundaries that should not be crossed and slowly, one by one, they have been.
The line has been crossed when it comes to the abortion, same sex marriage, and the respect of God.
Once the boundary has been crossed or moved it is extremely difficult to return.
Do not cross the boundaries Father has given. Others will but you must keep yourself from doing it. When you stand before God and give your account, He isn’t going to accept the excuse that everyone else was doing it.
That didn’t work with your parents – it won’t work with Him either.
Abba, help me to see the boundaries You have given and not cross them. Give me the strength to encourage others to stay also. In Jesus name, YES&AMEN
Gen 14:12 – They also took Lot, Abram’s brother’s son who dwelt in Sodom, and his goods, and departed.
Hindsight is 20/20!
It’s easy to say Lot would not be in this predicament if he would have made amends and stayed with Abram.
But that’s not what happened and Lot lives in a city with exceedingly wicked men.
He is taken prisoner with the other inhabitants.
What gets me is how after Abram rescues him, Lot returns back to Sodom.
Them again there are some I know that claim to know Jesus as Savior and still wallow with the exceedingly wicked.
I saw someone on Facebook claim saved by grace and also claim to be a hell raiser. The photos gave more evidence of the latter than the former.
I know God still cared for Lot and eventually rescued him from the judgment on that city.
I’m sure you’ve recognized your own hindsight before because you cannot see the future.
God can!!! Trust Him!
Abba Father, I look to the past and see my mistakes. I also look in the past and see Your care over me. In Jesus name, I look to putting more of my trust in You for my future. YES&AMEN