Job 13:27 God Sets Boundaries

You put my feet in the stocks, and watch closely all my paths. You set a limit for the soles of y feet. Job 13:27

Boundaries are set all the time nearly everywhere one goes. This can be found in stores, restaurants, jobs, communities, cities, and nations, even in the home. These boundaries are often set to keep people from doing things that are unsafe and to ensure that what they are doing is correct.

Although most boundaries are for the overall good of others, many times people do not like the boundaries that are set, and some will ignore the boundaries.

In a prayer to God, Job points out to God that He holds his feet in stocks and sets a limit for his walking as He watches his path closely.

Very few people like to be held back or stopped from where they want to go or what they desire to do. People love their freedom do not want anyone to tell them that they cannot do something, regardless of the reason or purpose.

Many believers have grown to take on the world view that they are free to do whatever they desire with no consequences or pushback. Yet, God is watching the path of every believer very closely. He sets limits for what believers can and cannot do.

There are some believers who will push back against God and strive to get around the boundaries God has set in place. Sometimes it will be to step into direct sinful practices, while often it will be to go against God’s command to do something God does not want them to do.

Instead of fighting against God, believers need to allow God to limit what they do. He knows what is best. They need to allow God to direct their paths and stop them when it is not for their good.

God has a path for you to walk in this life. There will be things that He will allow you to do and things that He does not want you to do. In the same way there will be places He allows you to go and places He does not want you to go.

Trust the path that God has for you and don’t stray from it. It is the best path for you and is designed to make you more like Jesus and to do a great work in this world.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the path God has for you; that you will know the boundaries God has set for you; that you will not stray out of the boundaries set by God; and that you will grow in the Lord Jesus Christ every day.


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