Perhaps 50 to 75 years ago, there may have seemed to be less evil or access to evil.
Climbing trees, making forts, riding bikes around the neighborhood, buying ice cream after swimming the summer days away, going to the library each week and reading books filled with innocent mysteries—are those days over?
With every generation, the foundations of prayer and boundaries that were set up from our forefathers and grandfathers made a difference in the spirit. Prayer sets boundaries in the spirit.
From the beginning of time, there has always been access to evil. However, the power to act on evil—either to hurt others or reject others from hurting us—has seemed to have increased in recent times.
I think it is important not to blame society for being lost.
As Christians and bearers of truth with the love and passion of Christ in our hearts, we are the ones who can still make a difference by setting boundaries in the spirit. As it says in Ephesians 5:15-16, “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil” (NIV).
Yes, there is a place for setting boundaries for our children—ratings on movies, curfews, ages when they can drink alcohol and how much time they spend on cellphones and the Internet. As caring adults, we can choose some of their activities and friends.
But above setting physical, emotional and intellectual boundaries, our priority needs to be setting spiritual boundaries through prayer and example.
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SOURCE: Charisma News