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Grace Moments Devotions - November 9, 2018

  • 2018 Nov 09

So many choices
Diana Kerr

A few years ago, researchers at Cornell University found that we make 226.7 decisions about food in a single day. I’m not sure how they came up with that number, but we humans make a lot of choices.

Often, we make choices rather unconsciously. In some cases, that’s fine. I would hope you don’t expend a lot of mental energy trying to decide whether to use a spoon or a fork to eat your cereal or whether to use your car’s turn signals on the way to work.

However, some decisions are more important. Some of them do require at least a moment of thought. Are you going to jump in on the gossip about your boss after the meeting or make an excuse to head back to your desk? Are you going to allow an argument with your spouse to escalate or change the tone of your voice and speak gently instead?

The people of Israel made a lot of poor choices throughout Bible history. Jeremiah encouraged them to acknowledge the two paths before them and choose wisely. “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it” (Jeremiah 6:16). Why? To honor God and to live in obedience, yes, but as Jeremiah continues, “You will find rest for your souls.”

As you make hundreds of choices each day about which path to take, some may be insignificant, but others may have more serious implications. Choose your path wisely.

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