“Oh taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him” [Psalm 34:8]
For the nations of the world, securing and protecting our borders is high on the list of knowing or recalculating the way forward, but more important to Christians is the spiritual boundaries of the kingdom of God.
What can we learn from the natural borders, the consequences of negligence or carelessness of maintaining or strengthening them? Things that we can apply to the kingdom borders or boundary lines of our own lives?
First, what are the boundaries of the Kingdom? The writer of proverbs says this, “Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your forefathers”. [Proverbs 22:28 NIV] In our day as soon as the alien crosses the borders he begins to want to change the environment to fit his native language. The wise person knows the Word of God is the boundary line of his life—this time and generation seems to want to twist or change the word to fit the occasion.
Hearing from the front lines in Europe, from those working with refugees, the most urgent need is—to teach them the language! Living in the Spirit means the Holy Spirit speaks to individuals about the boundaries or border lines of his life. Ultimate freedom requires restrictions and restriction is at the border.
The Psalmist said, “The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance” [Psalm 16:6] When we maintain our borders or boundaries according to God’s Word we can expect the contentment and peace David knew and the ‘alien’ will change his language.
Further Reading: Zechariah 7; Psalm 74; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13