Moving Moral Fences

As I served a stint as interim choir director, I was considering a new anthem entitled “Almighty, unchangeable God.”  I was reminded of the complete immovability of God.

We recognize and celebrate this attribute in our music – with hymns like “Great is thy Faithfulness” and “Almighty Fortress” and countless others.

In our modern society – however – the stability of our own spiritual references are frequently challenged. Our position must change with the times we are told. Unlike our Almighty and unchangeable God, we are expected to move our fences in light of new “enlightenment.”  And, most of us do periodically make an adjustment in the placement of our moral boundaries.

But, does such a move place our moral fence nearer to God?

He’s not moving.  WE are!

Are we moving nearer?

Whatever the issue, God is standing exactly where he was yesterday, a year ago, a century ago — FOREVER Ago. His fence has never moved.

The question is really; are we moving nearer?

How long do you consider whether your move places your fence “nearer” to His.  And, then also — how much space still exists between them?

The next time you are being challenged to “move the moral fence,” consider carefully whether you are reducing the space between yours and God’s.


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