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Greg Laurie Daily Devotion - Dec. 16, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Choose Life

“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

Life is a choice.  God makes that clear in Deuteronomy 30:19.  We not only decide where we are going in this life, but we decide where we will spend eternity.

What road are you on today?  Which way are you going?  If you are living for yourself, if you are living for pleasure, if you are living for happiness, you are going to be empty and you are never going to find what you are looking for. 

As Solomon, the great king of Israel, said: “And indeed all was vanity and grasping for the wind. There was no profit under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 2:11). 

If you live for happiness or for pleasure, then those things will always be beyond your grasp.

However, if you change your course and follow Jesus Christ, He will give you the absolute assurance of life beyond the grave, life in His presence, life in a place called heaven, which is greater than anything you could imagine. 

As you walk with Christ, He will also give you a life here on earth that is full and rich with true purpose and meaning.  The alternative is a life without true purpose, where you reap the consequences of sin and one day face a certain judgment. 

I encourage you today to choose life.

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