During all the years that I have worked with people, I have yet to meet someone whose life was all messed up because he or she kept God's commands. Yet, in a day when personal freedom is celebrated as an inalienable right, talk of conforming our lifestyle to God's ways is often viewed as an infringement. And anyone who speaks out in favor of God's perimeter is ruled out of bounds. However, in our haste to be free, it should not be overlooked that our society is increasingly marked with a haunting sense of meaninglessness and a sense of despair.

Next time you are tempted to break through God's perimeter, remember His loving purpose in putting up fences. Choose to bless God for the boundaries and for the way they bless you.

God's fences keep you within the bounds of His blessings.