July 5, 2017: SOAP #2771: Hosea 2-5; Hebrews 2 Scripture:  Hosea (NIV) 5:10 Judah's leaders are like those who move boundary stones. I will pour out my wrath on them like a flood of water. Deuteronomy (NIV) 27:17 “Cursed is the man who moves his neighbor's boundary stone.”   Observation:   Boundary stones served to mark the [...]

July 5, 2017: SOAP #2771: Hosea 2-5; Hebrews 2

Scripture:  Hosea (NIV) 5:10 Judah's leaders are like those who move boundary stones. I will pour out my wrath on them like a flood of water.
Deuteronomy (NIV) 27:17 “Cursed is the man who moves his neighbor's boundary stone.”  

Observation:   Boundary stones served to mark the perimeter of property.   My property extends to this point and my neighbor's property begins at the same point.   They represented the authority that established the limits.

Similarly, God has set 'boundary stones' to show what is holy and what is sinful, what is acceptable and what is not acceptable.  In the Bible we find where God has placed those stones and we move them to our hurt.   Leaders who move God's boundary stones can cause many people to walk into sin, thinking that it is OK.   No wonder God holds the leaders highly accountable.

Application:   When driving at night in a heavy rain storm, I pay close attention to the lines on the side of the road.   I do not see them as a hindrance but as a help for me to drive safely, especially when approaching on-coming traffic.   And so the word of God sets the boundaries for me to live safely.

Prayer:   Holy Spirit, you moved on holy men to write the scriptures.   Move on and in my life to help me understand the scriptures and recognize the boundaries you have provided for my benefit.   Amen            

Pastor Leon
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