Life without boundaries
“Blessed is the one you discipline, LORD, the one you teach from your law;”
Discipline. Teaching, commitment or both? How do we want to learn from God? We can be taught by God through his disciplining us, which is usually filled with some pain, drama, and rapid change. Or we can be disciplined in our study so we’re taught by earnest study and application, which usually leads to a gentler, more paced change. Where do you land? Either way, it’s best to be changed by God than reject him. The preceding verses make a good argument for going to the source for teaching; we’re told it’s a blessing to be taught by God no matter how we get it.
I pray for wisdom, discernment, and the knowledge of his will for me and the strength to carry that out. It seems to work. Solomon prayed for wisdom and it worked (until he walked away). I do believe there’s something there.
Like the good Father he is, he wants us to be well trained, to live within the comfort of His boundaries, to live a life that leverages His wisdom, discernment and love, especially love.
Blessed is the one you discipline, LORD, the one you teach from your law; His wisdom and love to bring a little heaven to the insanity and hate here on earth.
A life without boundaries is a life of insecurity and selfishness. A life with boundaries is a life of security and loving others. That’s really not surprising. What is surprising is that we choose to reject His boundaries.
What do you choose?