Therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live . . .
In making a covenant with His people, God made an interesting statement. He said, “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 . . .” (Deuteronomy 30:19). It’s amazing that some people consciously choose death. But that is essentially what we do when we decide to go against God and His Word.
I must admit to you that sin can be very appealing. Because of the short-term pleasures sin brings, we often don’t think of its long-term repercussions. I ask you right now, is your sin forgiven? Or are you without that hope, without that knowledge that your sin is forgiven? Until you deal with your sin, it’s as if you have erected a wall between you and your God. There is an old saying, “If you feel you are far from God, guess who moved?” God hasn’t gone anywhere. But perhaps we have. Perhaps we have let our sin separate us from Him.
We may pray, we may try to draw close to the Lord, but the sin we have not dealt with must be confessed before we can find the forgiveness God wants us to experience. God does and God will forgive sin. He can and will forgive your sin. Choose forgiveness, choose life.
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