Never Move the Ancient Landmark

Never Move the Ancient Landmark

Text: Prov 22:28; Acts 15:18; Deut 19:14,27:17.

A landmark is a border or boundary or territory that lays down definite limits. It is a point or lane beyond which someone or something may not pass. A landmark is made of stones and it can be easily seen wherever it is erected or planted.

Landmarks are physical but with spiritual connotations. The effects of the spiritual will manifest in the physical. In Judges 2:8-12, a generation arose that removed the landmark. They did not know God and did not care about the things of God. The result was that they displeased and angered God.

And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of the LORD, died, being an hundred and ten years old. And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnathheres, in the mount of Ephraim, on the north side of the hill Gaash. And also all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel. And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and served Baalim: And they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger (Judges 2:8-12).

Why do People Move the Ancient Landmark?

  1. Greed and unsatisfaction with what God has allocated to you
  2. Competition
  3. Ignorance of God’s commands
  4. Desire for change

Consequences of Moving the Ancient Landmark

  1. Division
  2. Confusion
  3. Shame
  4. Loss of peace
  5. Lack of direction
  6. Unanswered prayer

Conclusion: As children of God, we have been called to preserve the ancient landmark. To move the ancient landmark is to short-circuit the power of God in our lives. If we maintain our ways before God, He would not withhold from us. For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly (Psalm 84:11).

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