Erev Shabbat Message
Sacred Borders Covenant
Move Them at Your Own Peril!!!
Dr. Richard Booker
Recorded at our 85th Erev Shabbat teaching and joyous celebration of our wonderful LORD. Our theme is "The Sacred Borders Covenant." One of the most important of ancient concepts was that of sacred boundaries or borders. Deuteronomy 19:14 reads, "You shall not remove your neighbor's landmark, which the men of old have set, in your inheritance which you will inherit in the land that the LORD your God is giving you."
In Bible times, landmarks were considered to be sacred borders.The land within the borders was considered the territory of a particular deity.To remove the landmark was a direct attack against the deity and incurred its wrath.
Giving away the sacred covenant land of Israel is a direct attack against the God of Israel who will soon pour out His wrath on those who divide His land.
Please join us this Erev Shabbat as Dr. Booker explains "The Sacred Borders Covenant."
The Bible gives instructions regarding boundaries and borders, what we today call property lines. While we modern folk understand it is not right to change our property line, when the Bible talks about not changing boundaries, it has something much more significant in mind.
How would you like it if;
- Your neighbor decided to change your property line.
- Your neighbor built his fence on your side of the property line.
- A survey determined you did not have as much property as you thought.
- The government decided to take some of your property for public use.
One of the most important understandings of people in Bible times was the sacred nature of their property. In their minds, their property not only belonged to them, it was also the domain and territory of their god or gods.
This understanding applied to:
- The boundaries of their private dwelling and property.
- The boundaries of their cities.
- The boundaries of their country.
To remove boundary markers was not only an attack against neighbors,cities and countries; it was also an attack against their gods.