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Tuesday, May 19 2015
Proverbs 22: The Borders Of The Earth
"Thou hast set all the borders of the Earth"
The English word "border" originated from an Anglo-Saxon word, bord, that meant a plank i.e. a board. While the first boards were utilized to make shelters for humans and their animals, boards began to be used to create enclosed areas of pasture or property i.e. the still-used term "board fence." Eventually, the practice became a term to denote the line between sovereign nations. Due to the much greater distances involved, "landmarks" began to be used, along with or in place of, boards as "borders."
Removing or violating a landmark or border is a stated high crime in the eyes of God, not only because it is a violation of the Commandments against coveting and theft, but also because it is yet-another Satanic attack on God's sovereignty - "for all the Earth is Mine" (Exodus 19:5 KJV) and "Thou hast set all the borders of the Earth" (Psalm 74:17 KJV).
Property law was codified by the LORD (see The LORD God Our Saviour) very early. Violating a property or border landmark has always been very easy; the difficulty, and the wrath, comes from the property owners, and from the LORD, after the criminal crosses the line, for "Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour's landmark."
"19:14 Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour's landmark, which they of old time have set in thine inheritance, which thou shalt inherit in the land that the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it." (Deuteronomy 19:14 KJV)
Many of the Holy Scriptures, including the Proverbs, deal with property rights - all of which are a product of the Fourth Commandment to work six days and then rest from work on the true Sabbath (see Why Was Jesus A Carpenter? and the Fact Finder question below). Socialism and communism are Satanic inventions of the idle - and for the idol.
"22:1 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
Fact Finder: How can someone observe the Sabbath and still grossly violate the Fourth Commandment?
This Day In History, May 19
241 BC: Agis IV, king of Sparta (the major city of the Peloponnesus in Greece), died.
1445: John I of Castile defeated the Infantes of Aragon at the First Battle of Olmedo.
1499: Catherine of Aragon was married by proxy to Arthur Tudor, the Prince of Wales. Catherine was 13, Arthur was 12.
1535: Jacques Cartier left on his second voyage to Canada with 3 ships. They arrived at the Gulf of St. Lawrence after a 50-day crossing.
1536: Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, mother of Queen Elizabeth I, was beheaded at age 29 on charges of adultery. Henry married Jane Seymour the next day.
1568: After being defeated by the Protestants, Mary, Queen of Scots, fled to England where she was imprisoned, and later beheaded, by Queen Elizabeth I.
1588: King Philip II's "Spanish Armada" left Lisbon on its ill-fated attempt to conquer England and restore Roman Catholicism there.
1608: The Protestant states formed the Evangelical Union of Lutherans and Calvinists under the direction of the elector of Brandenburg.
1635: During the Thirty Years War, French Cardinal Richelieu declared that France was at war with the Hapsburgs in Spain.
1662: King Charles II approved a bill requiring all ministers to assent publicly to the Anglican "Book of Common Prayer."
1749: King George II granted the English pioneers of the Ohio Company a charter of land around the forks of the Ohio River.
1780: At 2:00 p.m. near-total darkness covered much of New England and eastern Canada. The cause remained unknown until 2007 when forestry scientists discovered conclusive evidence of a massive forest fire that occurred in eastern Ontario at the time of the "Dark Day of 1780."
1845: Captain John Franklin set sail from Greenhithe, England on his ill-fated Arctic expedition.
1897: The writer and poet Oscar Wilde was released from Reading Gaol Prison after serving a two year sentence for sodomy.
1911: Parks Canada, the first national park service in the world, was established as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior.
1935: Colonel T.E. Lawrence (popularly-known as "Lawrence of Arabia") died from a motorcycle accident in England. Lawrence assisted the Arabian nations to become independent from centuries of rule by the Ottoman Empire (listen to our Sermon The Ottoman Empire).
1958: The USA and Canada formally established the North American Air Defense Command.
1961: The Russian Venera 1 became the first spacecraft to complete a fly-by of another planet i.e. Venus.
1971: The Russian Mars 2 was launched. It became the first man-made object to land on the surface of Mars.
1991: The people of Croatia voted to become independent of Yugoslavia.