LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. (Psalm 16:5–6, NIV 1984).
My Musings – Boundary. A real or imagined line that marks the edge or limit of something. Boundaries have one of two purposes. To keep things from going beyond or from coming within.
God places a hedge (boundary) of protection around His elect. That does not mean nothing will get in. In this world we will have trouble. But the things that could harm our souls or permanently affect our relationship with Him — these things cannot cross.
God also places boundaries to mark out areas beyond which we should not go. Things that lie beyond those boundaries can negatively affect our walk with Him. The boundaries are there for our own good. While we should not go beyond those boundaries, we can choose to cross those boundaries. We often do, but not without consequences. Not eternal consequences, other than loss of rewards, because we are His. “Surely, [we] have a delightful inheritance.” Surely — without risk of loss.
My Advice – In Christ, our lot (eternal destiny) is secure. The boundary lines in this life have fallen in pleasant places, as long as we choose to stay within the lines. The really bad cannot come within, and we need not venture beyond. If you do not have it, this is the kind of security you really must have. Something that is not beyond your reach, because Christ reached down and “crossed” a boundary line He did not have to cross.