Erasing The Lines

Have you ever noticed how much time people spend trying to erase the lines God has put in place? Collectively and individually we don’t really like boundaries. If you go back to the beginning and look at Genesis, however, you see that God is always drawing lines.

“God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.” -Genesis 1:4

God made a distinction between light and darkness, He drew a line.

Of course, one of the most famous lines ever drawn by God would have to be the boundary lines He placed on Adam and Eve in the garden.

“The LORD God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.” -Genesis 2:16-17

Ideally, God would like us to happily live within the boundaries He’s chosen for us.

“The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.” -Psalm 16:6

A lot of the trouble I end up with in life is due to me going outside God’s lines. Not only does my own nature tempt me away from God’s boundaries but the world itself is constantly trying to erase the lines God has put in place. The lines of demarcation between right and wrong, for example, are being erased and redrawn by the world. The bible is full of boundaries but they’re often ignored and maybe even legislated away by governmental authority. Commonsense tells me that erasing God’s boundaries is not a good idea! Doing so usually ends badly.