If you goggle or yahoo “no limits” you will find a roller coaster simulator, a French Television series, images of road signs, a fund raiser for deaf children, an engineering web site and several you tubes. Meanwhile, if you search for the definition of “no limits” you will find a form of poker where bets are as high as a player’s chips allow and a song by a Dutch music group. However, what I was trying to find were terms to describe an unlimited supply or the ability to go wherever you want.
You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore, Psalm 16:11.
No limits didn’t work out so well for Adam and Eve. Their only boundary was a tree in the center of their property. Something about curiosity, the unknown or total control causes many human beings to investigate restricted areas. Similar to actors in horror movies who always choose the wrong path leading right into harm’s way, God has good reasons for the limits mentioned in the Bible. Nonetheless, free will enables the masses to search the various paths in life.
Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire, Jude 1:7.
History should serve as a warning bell, a sign that if you follow that wrong road you will endure the same fate. Unfortunately, arrogance, pride and stubbornness cause many to believe, “that will never happen to me.” Although some organizations like Mother’s Against Drunk Driving have been successful, selfish souls continue to press the limits, often resulting in tragedy. The next tell you have the urge to wander beyond the limits of the Bible, may common sense protect you from a road without any limits.
by Jay Mankus