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Boundaries: A Life of Stewardship

“Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.”” Genesis 1:28 (NLT)

“The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to tend and watch over it. But the Lord God warned him, “You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden— except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die.”” Genesis 2:15-17 (NLT)

Soul Tattoo: Boundaries are God’s idea to provide for and protect us.

A. Personal Boundaries

“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore, glorify God in your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NASB 1995)

B. Relational Boundaries

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 (NASB 1995)

“but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who examines our hearts.” 1 Thessalonians 2:4 (NASB 1995)

C. Content Boundaries

“Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT)

““Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”” Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG)

“Adonai is my portion and my cup. You cast my lot. My boundary lines fall in pleasant places —surely my heritage is beautiful. I will bless Adonai, who counsels me. Even at night my heart instructs me. I have set Adonai always before me. Since He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. So, my heart is glad and my soul rejoices. My body also rests secure.” Psalms 16:5-9 (TLV)

Soul Tattoo: Boundaries are God’s idea to provide for and protect us.


Recommended Resources:

Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend

Boundaries for Leaders by Dr. Henry Cloud

Boundaries with Teens by Dr. John Townsend

Get Your Life Back: Everyday Practices for a World Gone Mad by John Eldridge

Trust by Dr. Henry Cloud