““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 (He) 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
We make choices every single moment of our life. Some choices are simple like what to eat, what task to accomplish at work and when to sleep or wake up. Other choices are more complicated like which career to choose, what job to accept and how to resolve conflicts. Ultimately however the most important CHOICE is choosing between LIFE and DEATH, between BLESSINGS and CURSES.
- When we choose repentance, we choose life!
- When we choose forgiveness, we choose life!
- When we choose God’s way, we choose life!
- When we choose humility, we choose life!
- When we choose Jesus Christ, HE IS THE KEY TO OUR LIFE!
So choose to be in the Image of God, our Lord Jesus Christ! Choose to speak His words, live His virtues, forgive like He forgave, and have compassion on others as He did! Three things Moses asks the Israelites to do to help them choose life:
(1) LOVE the Lord your God,
(2) OBEY Him and
(3) COMMIT yourself FIRMLY to Him!
We too are to listen to this advice and do accordingly!