Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Thought of the Day !!

"Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!"
                                                                   Deuteronomy 30:19 (NLT)

The Israelites are given a choice and asked by God to make a decision.  They are told to choose between life and death.  Now at first glance one might say, "That's easy.  I'd choose to live rather than die."  But this is not God holding a gun to their heads telling them "your money or you life" kinda thing.  This is not a question of whether or not lightning will strike them dead or not.  God plans on them surviving the day and existing after this day. 

So what is God asking the Israelites to choose between?

He's telling them that they can choose between a life of purpose and meaning and fulfillment and a life that has no purpose, meaning, or fulfillment.  He's telling them that they can choose between being a people that are blessed and a people who are cursed.  They must decide.

Again, at first glance one might think this an easy decision.  But what are the consequences of the decision to choose life?  They are consequences of change.  And often times people would rather stay in the same old rut rather than become blessed.  This is because staying the same is easy.  It's familiar.  We can grow accustomed to it and settle for it. 

Today we have the same choice.  We will either choose life or death, blessings or curses, change or whatever is most comfortable?  Which will you choose?

In the love of Christ,


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