Do Not Cross the Boundary

railing in forest

Yahuwah Elohim [the LORD God] told Moses to warn the people to not cross the boundary” (Exodus 19:21).

Yahuwah gives us boundaries for our own good — to protect us, and to keep us safe. Boundaries are good for us in many ways. Boundaries keep us inside for protection, and boundaries keep us safe from unwanted invasions.

Many do not like boundaries, thinking they somehow restrict or hinder us. But that is a negative perspective.

Yes, boundaries do restrict and hinder, but a boundary that is God-ordained will restrict and hinder us for our own good!

The boundary of being a husband of one wife restricts a marriage to one man and one woman (Mark 10:6-8). This restriction prevents adultery, fornication, covetousness, jealousy, and quarreling. This restriction promotes harmony, love, and contentment.

The boundary of children’s obedience to parents restricts children to staying near to their parents while growing up (Colossians 3:20). This restriction prevents children from becoming reckless, giving them time to mature, lose their childish ways, and grow in wisdom. This restriction nurtures a loving and harmonious home.

The boundary of honouring of parents restricts us to being respectful, responsible, and humble children (Deuteronomy 5:16). This restriction prevents us from becoming prideful and arrogant, or puffed up with our own self-importance. This restriction fosters well-being, peacefulness, and love.

The boundary of keeping the seventh-day Sabbath Day as a set-apart [‘holy’], special day restricts us to resting from our labors, and to staying near to Father’s Word, reading and studying it each week (Deuteronomy 5:12-15). This restriction prevents us from ignorance of Father’s ways — the ignorance of not knowing what is unsafe territory. This restriction builds up our personal contentment and understanding.

The boundary of eating only the Bible-sanctified clean foods as prescribed in Leveticus 11 restricts us to eating very specific foods. This restriction prevents us from eating unclean, abominable things, as well as prevents us from developing physical problems in our bodies. This restriction promotes holiness in our actions, insures good health physically, and encourages a greater sense of well-being and good judgment.

Staying on Our Side of the Boundary

highwayBoundaries are like the lines running down the middle of the highway. Staying on our side of the boundary line keeps us safe, and keeps us alive. Wandering across the boundary leads to collision and destruction.

Yahuwah has given us His Word [the Bible] — which includes the Torah. Father’s Word clearly outlines His boundaries, given to us for our benefit! Let us not ignore the boundaries simply because men have said that these boundaries have been ‘annulled’ or done away. This is a fearful deception and delusion (2Thessalonians 8-12)!

Our Heavenly Father tells all His children:

My child, attend to my words; incline your ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. (Proverbs 4:20-22)

So whenever we are aware of God’s boundaries in our life, let us not resent them. Instead, let us be grateful for them! Let us hold onto the boundaries given in Yahuwah’s Word, and give heed to their warnings. Let us be thankful for the restraint and the protection given to us by our loving Father.

Living within Father’s boundaries may well be the one thing that protects us from destruction.

Related Articles:

Advertisements

Cold Waters to a Thirsty Soul

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Building Character, Godly Living, Torah, Warnings
5 comments on “Do Not Cross the Boundary
  1. Megan says:

    Amen! Everything that God does is out of His love and for our good – including the boundaries He gives us in His commands. Great post!!

    Like

    • goodnewsfromadistandland says:

      Thank you Megan, for your comment! God is so good to His children to give us His Word as our guiding light!
      Blessings on your day!

      Like

  2. Dianna Lynn says:

    Boundaries are very good to establish even within relationships. It is important that we respect the boundaries established by individuals. The Torah speaks about not moving our neighbor’s boundary marker. I think this can even be applied to us as individuals. For example, if I do not want hugs from men as a greeting then my boundary should be respected with no attempt to move my boundary marker.

    I believe the Torah establishes boundaries for our good and I do not feel restricted by operating within those boundaries. Very good article. Thank you for sharing.

    Like

    • goodnewsfromadistandland says:

      Thank you Dianna Lynn, for your comment. It is so good to hear from you!
      Thank you for sharing your excellent point about personal, individual boundaries. I agree completely.
      Blessings and Shalom to you.

      Like

Post a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

1a--Weekly Quote Pic

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.”
— Psalms 51:17

Daily Thought

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Trail Steps w 2Questions
Are you satisfied? Or do you want to go further? If you would like to go further, then begin to understand and obey the 2nd Commandment.

Bible picture

For an indepth study on Biblical guidelines for learning how to study God's Word for ourselves, see the following:

Search the Scriptures

Take A Closer Look!

A Whole Heart:
What does it mean to seek God with a whole heart? When we seek for something with a ‘whole heart’, we are searching with great desire, focus, diligence, and even with a measure of passion and agony! Are we willing to put aside all other things in order to gain the supremely wonderful fellowship and friendship of Messiah?

Categories
Disclaimer
Cold Waters To A Thirsty Soul does not necessarily agree with, nor endorse, all the content of other websites, articles, videos, or persons referenced within this blog. "Prove all things with Scripture, and hold fast that which is good."

"Eat the meat, and spit out the bones."
Copyright Notice
These writings © 2011-2017 coldwaterstoathirstysoul.

All writings within this Site are intended only for those subscribers who have chosen to receive them for their own use.

Subscribers are encouraged to copy and distribute this material, if "copied right," to be used only for the Glory of Yahuwah Elohim, and not for any commercial purposes whatsoever. You may print and share the content as long as you give full credit to this blog: "Cold Waters to a Thirsty Soul".
%d bloggers like this: