Boundary lines separate countries, cities and every small town in this nation and the World. It keeps those who belong bound to that area. Boundaries keep things out that are harmful and ultimately protect us. Having filters in our life on the things you watch, do, and say doesn’t mean you’re weak, it doesn’t mean that you don’t like having fun – they’re meant to protect you.
The devil is wanting to destroy you and convince you that you are made perfect by the flesh.
I’ve seen too many people say:
“I’d never do __________ ” then eventually inch their way into the things they spoke against.
Boundaries aren’t popular, culture says “do whatever makes you happy” but boundaries are what keeps us through this age.
We see boundary lines in the Bible:
Adam & Eve
“Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.””
Genesis 3:1-5 ESV
The tree of the Knowledge of Good & Evil was not to be eaten from or even touched. It was a boundary line that God said NO to.
On the other side of the line:
The enemy will make you doubt the Word of God
The enemy with deceive you by convincing you to satisfy the flesh.
The enemy will make whatever you are being led to desirable, promising fulfillment.
You will never be fulfilled by the flesh
You will never be perfect by stretching the line of boundary to fit a lukewarm lifestyle.
Sin will never satisfy until it takes your life, but then it will be too late.