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Healthy relationships have healthy boundaries, which function like good walls with working gates. Our job as the “watchman” over our own lives is to avoid the two extremes of having either 1) walls with no gates (keeping everyone out, even those who wish us well) or 2) no walls at all (letting even harmful people in).
Just like sports fans show their allegiance and who they follow by wearing their team’s jerseys, we are showing our allegiance to Jesus by our actions, attitude, and words. Boundaries may be one of the most important things we can utilize in order for us to keep our allegiance to Jesus true.
Health can’t bond with unhealth no more than light can bond with darkness. It only makes sense if you’re going to bring healing and light into this world, you will offend the unhealth and the darkness in other people.