Fences in our lives protect us from
Genesis tells us exactly what
God told Adam and Eve.
But you must not eat the fruit of the
tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
If you do, you can be sure that you
will die." Genesis 2:17
He created a boundary around
the "tree of the knowledge of
good and evil" out of love for
them. It was not a physical
boundary that they could not
overcome to reach the fruit. It
was just a loving warning that
the outcome would bring eternal
separation from God, death.
Eve ate the fruit anyway and then
gave some to Adam to eat.
Read the entire story in
Genesis Chaper 2 and
How often are we tempted to
just do "that thing" one
time or watch something we
shouldn't because, well, once
doesn't seem like it could be
that big of a deal.
Only once can a have a lifetime
or eternity of consequences.
This month we will be looking
at spiritual fences, boundaries
in different aspects of our lives
that will protect us emotionally,
physically and ultimately
The next 6 weeks will cover the
Week 2 Marriage
Week 3 Friendship
Week 4 Sexuality
Week 5 Parenting/Family
Week 6 Finances
Week 7 Devotion to God
After reading this week's verses,
share with your parent or other
trusted adult which area you
are excited to learn more about.
Discuss your thoughts on why
creating boundaries or fences
may be beneficial. Share a recent
choice you made that lined up
with a fence you already
have in place in your life. What
was the outcome and how may it
have been different?
So obey God. Stand up to the devil.
He will run away from you.
But you are a man of God. Run away
from all of those things. Try hard to
do what is right and godly. Have
faith, love and gentleness. Hold
on to what you believe. Fight the
good fight along with all other believers.
Take hold of eternal life. You were
chosen for it when you openly told
others what you believe.
Many witnesses heard you.
Run from anything that stimulates
youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous
living, faithfulness, love, and peace.
Enjoy the companionship of those who
call on the Lord with pure hearts.