• Boundaries, Borders, Blessings: They’re Connected Everywhere in Life … and in the Bible Too

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    Surge Summary: Boundaries are necessary in many, many areas of life. The Bible endorses borders and boundaries as a part of creation. So … why is it so outrageous that America has borders and attempts to enforce them?

    by Dr. Michael Brown

    God is a God of order, and that means that means that He is a God of boundaries. Without boundaries in our world, we would not be able to function. There would be absolute chaos and total anarchy. Boundaries are essential for human thriving.

    Just think about this calmly and dispassionately for a moment, without focusing on controversial questions about immigration and our southern border crisis. Boundaries and borders are essential, even in the most mundane aspects of everyday life.

    When you go to the airport to get on a flight, are you allowed to bypass security and ignore the request for photo ID?

    When you go to a bank, are you allowed to walk into the safety deposit vault and go through all the safety deposit boxes?

    When you go to a restaurant, are you allowed to walk into the kitchen and tell the chef how to prepare your meal? …

    How about the world of nature? The Bible addresses this directly in Genesis, explaining how the waters, which represented the powers of chaos in the ancient world, were put into proper order by God. He did this by setting boundaries for them: “And God said, ‘Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.’ And it was so. God called the dry ground ‘land,’ and the gathered waters he called ‘seas.’ And God saw that it was good” (Genesis 1:9-10).  …

    The Lord actually spoke of this act in the Book of Job, asking him, “Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb, when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness, when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place, when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt’?” (Job 38:8-11; for further insights on Job, go here.)

    This is one of the great boundary-border passages in the Bible, reminding us of how crucial these barriers are for human existence. That’s why the Lord also set up national boundaries, as Paul explained, “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands” (Acts 17:26). …

    Keep reading the rest at: Boundaries, Borders and Blessings

    Dr. Michael Brown’s newest book is: Evangelicals at the Crossroads: Will We Pass the Trump Test

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    Originally Posted here.

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    Dr. Michael Brown

    Dr. Michael Brown(www.askdrbrown.org) is the host of the nationally syndicated Line of Fire radio program. His latest book is Revival Or We Die: A Great Awakening Is Our Only Hope. Connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.

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