Tuesday, March 20, 2007
“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.”
God has provided us with a radical contrast regarding the choice that we can make in life. Jesus has essentially told us, “Here is your choice: you can either follow the thief who wants to kill and destroy you, or you can follow Me, because I want to give you life. So here is your choice in life: you can have fullness or emptiness. You can choose life or death. As a result, you can face eternity in heaven or in hell.”
Yet it is amazing to me how many people today are consciously choosing death. Not only do they choose a lifestyle that can lead to a premature death on Earth, but they also choose a lifestyle that can certainly lead to an eternal death. People are choosing death. They are choosing to throw their lives away. And as society watches its so-called heroes destroying their lives, many people simply follow. It is the blind leading the blind.
That is the devil’s plan for you. So if you want to do what everyone else is doing, then here is his plan—get ready for it: it is death. It is misery. It is emptiness. And it will result in a life of regret when you look back one day.
Contrast that option with the promise Jesus made when He said, “I have come that they might have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). Check that out—and choose life.
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