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Boundaries

If you own property, chances are that you know where your property line is. You know what land belongs to you and what land doesn’t. If your neighbour took it upon himself to build a new fence three feet into your yard, you’d have something to say about it. You won’t let anyone take what rightfully belongs to you.

This shall be your land as defined by its borders all around.

Numbers 34:12b (ESV)

You know your natural borders, but do you know your spiritual borders? God gave very precise lines for Israel to draw around the land they had been promised. Everything within those borders was theirs to keep, to prosper from, and to protect. Do you know what God has promised you?

The yes to all of God’s promises is in Christ, and through Christ we say yes to the glory of God.

2 Corinthians 1:20 (NCV)

When we approach life knowing who we are in Him through the revelation of His word, we know what we’ve been promised. As God set boundaries for Israel, He’s set boundaries for us. He said that He would keep His word to us, but the only way for us to know whether or not He’s kept his word is to know His word. When we know what we’ve been promised we are then also able to protect the promise.

Once Israel inhabited Canaan, it became their responsibility to maintain possession of the land. They had all the benefits along with the responsibility of being property owners.

When you have your promise in your hands, it’s up to you to keep it. God gave it to you. Don’t let anyone or anything take it from you. Know what’s yours and keep it.

Daily Bible reading: Numbers 34-36, Mark 10:32-52

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