On October 18, 1767, American colonial officials agreed to the Mason-Dixon Line as the border between Maryland and Pennsylvania. Often referred to as the border between the free states and the slave states in the first half of the 18th century or the border between the Union States and the Confederate States during the Cival War, the original Mason-Dixon Line was defined and restricted to the Pennsylvania and Mayrland border which runs east-west and the part of the Maryland and Delaware border which runs north-south. Two British astronomers, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon (hence the name), surveyed and determined the line between 1763 and 1767 in order to settle a dispute between the Calvert and Penn families. The boundary was recognized and accepted as the Pennsylvania and Maryland State lines.
Psalm 1:1-2, "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night."
The Psalmist described the line that is drawn between the godly and ungodly. The godly man recognizes the boundaries of a life that pleases God and draws the line in how he walks, stands and sits. As believers we must live a life that is distinct and in contrast to those who do not know the Lord. We think differently, therefore we live by a different set of standards. We are sons of God, therefore our course of life is different, and we are associated with divine matters and our affections are set on things above. Today, draw the line in your life in how you live, what you do and even where you go. It is the "Godly-Ungodly Line."
Lead Pastor @Genesee Road Church of God.