Choices of life and death
December 1, 2009
"I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse."
-- Deuteronomy 30:19
One of the most compelling invitations presented in the Scripture was given by Moses to the children of Israel in his final farewell. Spoken on the brink of the Promised Land, this great man entreated the Israelites to "choose life." Moses was calling on the Israelites… as well as you and me… to make good choices!
And we know this is important because choices can yield a lifelong impact of blessings or curses—even life and death, depending on how you choose.
So how do you make good choices? What is the process by which Christ-followers can make decisions that yield blessings and not curses?
Well, one way you actively choose life is to make choices according to good priorities!
If your top priority is to know and love God, then many of the other choices that you will face along life's way will already be settled. If a choice doesn't line up with your top priority, don't do it.
So today, I invite you to choose life. Choose God, just as Moses invited the Israelites to do so long ago.
Make him your priority and you will know the blessing of making good decisions over the course of your life.
ONE WAY YOU CHOOSE LIFE IS TO MAKE CHOICES ACCORDING TO GOOD PRIORITIES.
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
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