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The Problem with Boundary Lines Psalm 16

The Problem with Boundary Lines

Sometimes when we shoot ourselves in the foot, it's deliberate.

Who will rescue us from ourselves?

At a Glance

God gives us "boundaries," but some of us have a harder time living within those boundaries than others do. What's worse, even when we feel as if the "boundary lines have fallen in pleasant places," we often have a self-destructive tendency to destroy a good thing. Just look at what prominent people in sports, politics and Hollywood have done to take a good thing and totally trash it.


Editors' Pick

For material based on the "Doubting Thomas" text in the gospel of John (20:19-31), see "The Verifier Approach," April 3, 2005.


Self-sabotage.

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