RE Verse reading–Acts 2:41-47, 4:32-35 (day three) “And they were continually devoting themselves to the Apostle’s doctrine and to fellowship and the breaking of bread and prayer” A few years ago, Henry Cloud wrote a best-seller called Boundaries. It speaks convincingly of the protective walls that must be put up for the soul to survive the onslaught of demands and difficult people most of us routinely face. No argument with this wisdom. Acts 2, however, makes the opposite and balancing appeal. One evidence of the Holy Spirit is that some of our boundaries are removed. We take down the wall of distrust for our spiritual leaders. We seek instruction rather than avoid it. Similarly, we open ourselves to other believers. We share fellowship (koinonia) and meals and prayer together. Some boundaries are necessary and good. Others are detrimental. When the Spirit fills us, we count on Him to help us know which walls to leave up and which ones to tear down.
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I appreciate your assessment of a Christian’s boundaries. The book BOUNDARIES was interesting and helpful when I read it not long ago. Your comments clear up some questions I had. Trusting the Holy Spirit to give me wisdom to know which boundaries are pleasing to God and which ones are not is what I choose to do.