PSALM 16

BOUNDARY LINES FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS

VERSE 1. We can find refuge in the protection of God.

VERSE 2. We can know security in our relationship with God.

VERSE 3. We can receive inspiration from the people of God.

VERSE 4. We can show gratitude for the provision of God

VERSE 5. We can live fulfilled and safe in the plan of God.

VERSE 6. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.

Where there are no boundaries there is no king, and everyone does that which is right in his or her own eyes. I found this in Ernest Anderson’s Word Studies, and it was too good not to share. What is the benefit of boundaries? Stop for a moment and think about it.

BOUNDARIES RELEASE OUR POTENTIAL

God’s plans are the best for us. We can reach our potential and live a fulfilled, successful, dynamic life as we live within His boundaries. We may not have everything we want, but He will ensure we have everything we need.

BOUNDARIES BRING SECURITY

They provide protection and keep predators out. All of us are more secure when we know the boundaries. When we instigate accountability and openness, because of boundaries, we position ourselves in a secure place.

With boundaries, we learn to live within our limits and be structured and efficient. Boundaries can feel restrictive, but in the long run they liberate us. Grace tells us we are loved and forgiven and cannot earn God’s mercy. Boundaries tell us that we choose not to take this grace for granted.

BOUNDARIES BRING JOY

They help us to live an ordered, non-chaotic life in which we can know peace and fulfillment. This is God’s plan. This is my verse for the week; I can share it with you. God did.

DELIGHTFUL INHERITANCE

The Bible says as we live within His boundaries we will know . . . . . a delightful inheritance.”

WE BELIEVE IN YOU!

Pastors Cleddie & GayNell