The God Who Sees Me February 13
Do not remove the ancient landmark, Nor enter the fields of the fatherless.
Landmarks were boundaries set up by the property owners to mark their territory. It defined the outer edge of your property lines, and is still the system we use today except we have lasers and marker posts.
It's a sin to remove a boundary line and sin is pretty easy to do. For example, you are building a fence between you and your neighbor, he'll never notice that your fence is a foot farther onto his property line, but God will.
What about other boundaries? Boundaries of someone's reputation, their spouse, or their children? It's easy to whisper a comment that starts a spark that starts a fire. That can ruin a reputation that has been hard earned. No one will notice, but God will, and God is Just.
Cut a joke to your friend about his wife and create a spark of jealousy in a marriage.
One time my pastor was eating at a restaurant for lunch and when he left, he forgot to pay his bill, the waitress asked my neighbor if she knew that man? And told him that he forgot to pay his bill when he left. My neighbor said, "Oh that's pastor so & so, I know he just forgot he's very honest, let me pay it for him."
You see that's how you protect someone's Landmark, his reputation. he could have just as easily told the lady the name of the church and let her call. But by paying for the pastor's lunch, he reinforced the pastor's good reputation by showing that he was worth picking up his tab.
Don't break down Landmarks, be a Landmark in someone's else’s life.
He is: El Roi
The God Who Sees Me