Have you ever wanted something so much, and you look for ways to get it? I have a pretty bold personality, but there are times, that has gotten me in trouble, as I have disrespected lines, crossed them, and did not let God be God in that situation.
FOR PRECEPT MUST BE UPON PRECEPT, PRECEPT UPON PRECEPT, LINE UPON LINE, LINE UPON LINE, HERE A LITTLE AND THERE A LITTLE ISAIAH 28:10 KJV
It is a lesson of life. I am more careful now, knowing, what I know about God. About His commandments, about people, about spiritual principles….
But knowing truth, knowing we reap what we sow, when we disobey is also a lesson of life.
This is such a broad subject to cover. But, obedience, makes a difference. To really be aware of lines, one crosses. So, I want to touch base on when we sin. When we cross spiritual lines, that denies the will of God in a matter, we will reap what we sow. Even in the physical.
Because to be honest, sometimes you cannot cross back. You have to know, that sometimes there are consequences, where you cannot return to a matter. But then again, with God there is always a way. And I want to be reminded of that myself, as I write this.
Lets talk about health. As an example. Say you smoke. You could reap bad effects from that if you don’t stop it, repent, and remember that you are the temple of the living God.
The spiritual principle is in place. We are called to be holy, as God is holy. We are to live a clean life. Folks, that abuse their bodies, with drugs, alcohol, smoking sin, in adulterous ways, will reap that. By diseases, unwanted pregnancy. etc. But abortion is not the solution for that. Anyway….Keep your temple clean. So you don’t cross a spiritual line, that will affect the physical.
But in general, we have to see, what our disobedience to God is, when we cross these spiritual lines. We reap it.
When anyone seeks another entity besides God, that’s dangerous. So many people think you can play with these spiritual matters. They cross lines, right into the devils territory.
Have you ever seen the true fruit of an atheist, for example? They are mean, hateful, vindictive people. But they have no sweet fruit, because they denied God. They crossed spiritual lines, perhaps, by even not seeing, they now serve the devil.
No one can be the best they can be if they choose to disregard God, or His ways. His laws. By crossing spiritual lines, that do not please God.
Thats the way He made it…
When someone, who came to the throne of God, and walks away, they have to see, they have crossed a spiritual line, of no return, unless they return. Seeing they are now a backslider. And repents.
To conclude this, and to wrap this thought up, nicely. I want you to be mindful of the spiritual lines, you cross, if you disobey God in any regard. In love, in truth, in obedience, in respect, in honesty. These lines, have been established, for your own good. Not to be mean, or to hold you in, but mostly to protect you.
I believe I am thinking this, and writing this, because it has made me realize, that there are some spiritual lines, one should not cross with God, or even other people. Friends, strangers, etc. Because if you do, you could do some damage. But, if one opens their eyes, and really takes a good look, takes time to pray, to repent, to humble themselves, they can learn. I think I have learned some things…
Maybe you can cross back. By seeing the cross.
I have a sense even now for me, not to cross a spiritual line.
I am praying about a situation right now, where I want to cross a line. Where I could be a peacemaker. But, I know I should not, because I did not cross the lines of respect or honor, to begin with so for me to cross over, would not benefit the situation. In fact, it would be at a loss for me. I have to respect the boundary. If there is to be peace, about it, I would not be the one to make the attempt to cross back.
THE LINES ARE FALLEN UNTO ME IN PLEASANT PLACES; YEA, I HAVE A GOODLY HERITAGE. PSALMS 16:6 KJV
So, I know I cannot cross that line. And it made me think about all the other lines, I did cross lines, in my life. And the lessons I learned. By being with people, who did not honor me. Or who used me, or manipulated, my friendship, or even just my good nature. I have learned the hard way. So I test and try the spiritual lines, God has placed. Its for my own good. So I do have HIS peace about it. I won’t wrestle with disobeying God. Because the end result is fruit, and blessings…If I obey, and in this situation.
If I can spare someone to see, to be careful to not cross spiritual lines, that God has placed. Then maybe. Just maybe I will please God. And thats everything to me now. It means so much to me. Maybe thats why I am bold, maybe thats why I don’t hold back truth or hide it. Because of who He is. He has done so much for me, and I can never repay Him. But I can be careful not to cross spiritual lines…. that offend Him. Or even hurt what He did on that cross for all of us.
I think I have learned the hard way, in life, about reaping and sowing, and missing out on this or that, because I was not obedient to God. I sinned. I took away from myself. And I am not trying to be hard on myself, because I know Gods grace. But we do reap what we sow.
I so, take to heart, His truths, His commandments, His ways. As the way, the truth, and the life. I pray, never to cross lines, that offend my Lord.
Hope this blesses you,