In caring for us, God sets up boundaries to protect us and create order in our lives.
When the High God gave the nations their stake, gave them their place on Earth, He put each of the peoples within boundaries under the care of divine guardians. But God himself took charge of his people, took Jacob on as his personal concern.
Knowing that God is sovereign and he is in control of everything brings us comfort and peace. In a world that feels out of control, it is reassuring to know that God set up the nations and “gave them their place on Earth, He put each of the peoples within boundaries.” If boundaries are useful in God’s economy, then they should be set into motion in my world. Ultimately, God will take me on as his personal concern and for that I am grateful.
As you go about this week, take notice of what areas in your life need a boundary. Ask God to give you wisdom.
Father, thank you for setting up your own boundaries in our world. Teach me to do the same in my life. I want to be a student of you and mirror all you do. Thank you for loving me so much that I am your personal concern. It is amazing to think the Creator of the universe knows and cares about my life. Thank you, Lord! Amen