About Joy of My Heart with Anne Graham Lotz

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Joy of My Heart with Anne Graham Lotz - July 22

July 22

God’s Boundaries

“You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. . . .”

Genesis 2:17, niv

In the first home, the Lord God taught man the difference between right and wrong. Adam needed to know what his boundaries were, what was acceptable to God and what was not.

Can you imagine the chaos that would result if a multilane highway had no painted markings to give direction to the traffic? Accidents and confusion would be the order of the day. No one complains about or resents the markings because drivers know the painted boundaries exist for their own benefit and safety.

Today we are surrounded by a generation of people who have grown up living according to their own moral codes, defying the boundaries set by God. As a result, it is a generation with no peace or sense of security. Rather than inhibiting us, moral guidelines free us to live in peace and security. The statistics on crime, divorce, abortion, and suicide give eloquent witness to the danger of living outside God’s boundaries. He has drawn the lines—we need to stay within them!

God’s Story, (Nashville: W Publishing, 1997). 

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