Bind: (v) to tie or fasten something tightly.
No one particularly cares for restrictions.
In other words, “you can do this but you can’t do that.”
It was the first error in judgment by the Creator when He offered diversity to Adam and Eve, but restricted them from one particular activity, which immediately caused them to lust to acquire it.
We don’t like no.
I suppose we could analyze that or call it rebellion.
Or we could intelligently surmise that human beings need a measure of rope, even if it does threaten to hang them.
- A binding agreement.
- Bind us together.
- All bound up.
They make us squeamish, nervous and overly curious about the mystery of the hidden tease.
I will grant you that a certain amount of rules and regulations are necessary to maintain decency and order, keeping us from anarchy.
But whenever possible, people should be granted the freedom to err without condemnation, and to repent minus interference.
It’s not easy to achieve.
But I’ve always found that the organizations, churches, political parties and families which have the most binding rules also have the most disguised iniquity.