Saturday, April 16, 2011
When we think of wrongs against us, we should recall:
He who lies down with dogs
will rise up with fleas.
We cannot associate with thieves
without being robbed.
He who digs a pit will fall into it,
And whoever breaks through a wall
will be bitten by a serpent.
In ancient Israel, fences were usually hedge fences: a man surrounded his field, vineyard, or orchard with a thick, impenetrable living fence...a nesting place for...snakes.
A lot of people are too feverishly breaking down the law to see that serpent of divine judgment striking at them with death in its fangs.
Every kind of fence,
Especially and particularly God’s law,
which is a fence to protect godly society,
Has within it a judgment on its fence breakers.