Tuesday, April 08, 2014

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! You can make this choice by loving the LORD your God, obeying him, and committing yourself firmly to him. This is the key to your life. And if you love and obey the LORD, you will live long in the land the LORD swore to give your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob."
                                           Deuteronomy 30:19-20 (NLT)

Every day we make choices, some big, some small.  We choose what time to get up each morning, what to eat or whether or not to eat breakfast.  Throughout the day we’ll choose what to say, where to go, and what to be involved in.

We make priorities…sometimes without even realizing it by our choices.  Do we take off work early to be involved in a child’s school play or continue to work? Do we check-up on a parent or clean the gutters?  Do we spend money on groceries or new clothes?  Do we cook a healthy meal or take the family out for fast food?  Do we watch TV or take a walk?  Do we sleep in or go to church?

Choices are so ingrained into our life that often times we don’t even realize we’re making them...until it’s time for a big decision.

The Israelites are given a choice between life and death in today's reading…between being blessed or being cursed.  Life is found in an obedient relationship with God, while choosing anything else leads to death. 

The theme that echoes throughout the Old Testament is the choice of life.  And it continues into the New Testament with Jesus.   What we will choose this day?

In the love of Christ,


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