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.
This verse tells us a lot about what God thinks about landmarks.
A landmark is a mark to designate the boundary of land. (fixed object, marked tree, stone, wall, fence, river or body of water, etc.) In navigation, it is any elevated object on land that serves as a guide to seamen, (lighthouse).
1. You must know or be able to identify landmarks (some visible/some invisible)
a. Establishing your own boundaries, limits or landmarks
i. [Josh.24:15] very good
ii. [Rom.6:12-14] very bad
iii. [2Cor.10:11] Paul established very visible landmarks
b. You can see other’s boundaries, so they can see yours [1Cor.8:9-13] What kind of a lighthouse are you?
2. You must respect or honor landmarks
a. Landmarks represent Authority (you can’t go changing fence lines)
b. [Prov.22:28] which thy fathers have set
c. We have a huge landmark, your KJV Bible (no changes allowed)
d. They say that schools went south when we took the Bible and prayer out of them, the truth is we took it out of the family first and that allowed it to be removed from schools.
3. Your landmarks define you!
a. [Ecc.9:11] there are points reached in your life that become landmarks, places where your life takes a turn, what you do with them makes all the difference.
b. What are some of the landmark events in your lives?
c. Salvation – [2Cor.5:17] Completely new start! What a landmark!
d. A death or loss –
e. A birth or a gain –
f. A Change of job or location –
Your goal should be to:
Follow the established God honoring landmarks of the past
Establish your own landmarks that you visibly show others
Use time and chance to solidify the landmarks of a Godly Christian