Have you ever been tempted by greener grass? Something that just looked too good to resist?
Often as Christians, we fail to appreciate and recognize the protection of living inside of God’s boundaries. Instead, we view them as obstacles to our own pleasure and enjoyment.
I’ll never forget a lesson I learned about boundaries and greener grass years ago when our youngest two were just preschoolers. We had just moved to a new community, and one of my favorite benefits of our new home was it’s fenced-in backyard! The security of a fence gave this mama of four a lot of peace of mind!
Our children were under strict instructions to never leave the protection of the fence without permission. They knew swift consequences would follow if they should choose to disobey.
But I had seen him, our littlest boy, eyeing the gate from time to time…looking for the proverbial greener grass.
What would happen if he chose to leave the security and protection of our fenced backyard for the greener grass? Perhaps nothing, at first.
Perhaps nothing, at first.
In fact, we may not even catch him doing it right away.
Escaping negative consequences, he would likely decide to slip out unnoticed again….and again… and yet again… until one time, he ventures far enough to find himself suddenly facing grave danger.
And like disobedient Peter Rabbit suddenly face-to-face with the Gardener, he quickly understands the reason behind the boundary, the one he crossed without permission, the one meant to protect him, not to ruin his fun.
But it’s too late.
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