During World War II allied armies marched into Germany on their way to Berlin. Retreating German soldiers switched road signs and destroyed landmarks in an effort to confuse their enemy. And, to an extent, it worked, for many a G.I. followed a false marker only to end up in the wrong place. That just goes to show the need for landmarks, the importance of reliable signposts by which to steer.
Locally we all have landmarks as well – the courthouse, etc. that are important in helping us find our bearings. Why, if some villain came in one night and removed our signposts, the next day would become a bewildering jumble of uncertainties, and we’d all be lost.
The Israelites had custom of setting boundary stones to mark out property. Just as we do today, so our Hebrew forefathers did then. Wells, fords, buildings, and stone sentinels were their guides. Hence the strict law: “Remove not the ancient landmark, Which thy fathers have set” (Pro. 22:28).
We live in a day of rapid change, and this law is being grossly ignored. Our spiritual heritage is being bulldozed to clear the way for ungodly development. Many professors, authors, and preachers are twisting the guideposts in the minds and hearts of many a wandering soul. Bible traditions are forgotten, and “thus saith the Lord” is being ignored. The result is spiritual chaos – social confusion and rootless individualism. We live in a society that’s lost its bearings and is adrift on a sea of ungodly change.
Friends it’s time to get back to the Bible. “Remove not the ancient landmark, Which thy fathers have set.”
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Park Heights church of Christ
P. O. Box 107
1300 East Boynton Street
Hamilton, Texas 76531
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