Boundary Stones

Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors. Proverbs 22:28

Boundary stones set up by ancestors were put there for a reason: it was a tangible reminder of limitations and quite possibly hazards. Their meaning is all but lost in our ever-changing, fast-paced society where truth may or may not be relevant.

Still, it’s not difficult to see the important role they played and can play in our lives. Many of the laws we observe constitute our own forced boundary stones. Our parents, our teachers, even our employers have had these rigid limitations for us.

And fortunately, we build our own boundary markers too, some more rigid than others. “I will always do this” and “I will definitely not ever do that” are typical examples of those boundary stones.

Are there some boundary stones that you wish to leave your kids and grandkids? If so, what are they? There is great wisdom in being able to define and implant these stones.


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