Num 34:2 - Define Boundaries *
Boundaries are extremely important to the experience of peace and freedom. Without boundaries you can experience neither. Imagine going up to the 70th floor of a high-rise condo unit and when you open the balcony door there's no railing on the balcony. How free would you feel to walk out on the balcony? You wouldn't - you'd be paralyzed with fear. Now imagine if it had a sturdy 4 foot railing all the way around it - how would you feel then? Perfect freedom to go out there an enjoy the view in peace! That's what boundaries do and that's why God is here defining the boundaries for His people. They were about to enter into a brand new stage in life and God wanted them to experience peace and freedom within their borders.
When you know how much is enough then you can be fully content and satisfied when you get there. God was defining these borders so that His people wouldn't just keep expanding their borders like so many other kings did. That's what most of the kings of the day wanted to do - just keep growing and building. And this is what so many business people do today - they just keep growing and building, never content with what they have. If they would simply quantify how much is enough and stop there (or give away everything above that) then they could experience peace and rest and true freedom.
Our kids need boundaries, we need boundaries. Make sure to wrap a railing around whatever you're involved with - without it don't expect much peace or freedom.
Created 12 months ago