Read Deuteronomy 12:1 through 14:29

The Israelites were given instructions on how to live for God. To follow those instructions was to obtain a promise.

Be careful to obey all these regulations I am giving you, so that it may always go well with you (Deuteronomy 12:28).

God wasn’t giving a list to make things hard. He knew the people needed guidelines to keep them from adapting the practices of the land they would soon possess—practices that were detestable in God’s eyes. He did this in much the same way parents set boundaries for their children. Children may not like these boundaries, but the rules are for the children’s benefit. Likewise, a speed limit may seem slow when a person is rushed, but the limit exists to help keep people safe.

The Lord will help His people set up boundaries in their lives to keep them from falling into situations that may lead to sin. However, it is up to each individual to seek God and ask Him to set those boundaries.

Challenge for Today:

Ask God to show you a boundary you need to set in your life today.

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