Deuteronomy 30:19 - Our Choices Are Crucial!
Deuteronomy 30:19: Our Choices Are Crucial!
Deuteronomy 30:19 (NLT) 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!
Back when I was in school, I hated pop quizzes because I was
never prepared. Instead, I liked the open-book tests where I could
actually find the answers.
God effectively gives an open-book test to all of us. In
Deuteronomy 30:19 He said, 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! (NLT).
Our choices not only affect us but our children"and
potentially our grandchildren and our great-grandchildren. Ungodly decisions
can impact a family for generations. Godly decisions can impact a
family for generations as well.
Every day we are faced with every kind of choice imaginable,
such as what we will eat, what we will wear, what route well take
when were driving somewhere, what emails and texts well send,
and how well respond to those emails and texts. All kinds of
choices run through our minds.
In fact, we all will face the three Cs of life: challenges,
choices, and consequences. Those challenges may come as opportunities or
as temptations. The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge
to cross and which bridge to burn, because choices are important.
We see this in the lives of two believers: Abraham and Lot.
Abraham, for the most part, made the right choices in life. Lot, on the
other hand, made a series of wrong choices that he lived to regret.
Our choices do matter. God will show us the choice to make,
but it is still up to us to act on that choice. We cast the deciding
vote by what we do. We make our choices, and our choices will make
us. By Greg Laurie, Harvest Ministries; https://www.harvest.org/
LINKS FOR FURTHER STUDY
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
A Man without Equal by Bill Bright:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiVa7UoruIo [old, but one of the best]
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Seeking God Made Real: http://vimeo.com/31489782
Prayer Made Real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc8VdMV26VE
Musical Devotional On Christian Living:
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David DeRose, MD, MPH:
LINKS FOR BIBLE STUDIES
Lifting Up Jesus Bible Studies: http://www.liftingupjesus.net/
Amazing Facts Bible Studies:
Discover Bible Studies: http://studies.itiswritten.com/discover/
Glow Tract Video Bible Studies: http://www.bibleresearch.info/
LINKS FOR BIBLE PROPHECY SEMINARS
The Last Day of Prophecy by Pastor Doug Batchelor:
Restoring The Power by John Bradshaw:
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet:
Last Day Prophecy: His Other Sheep by Pastor Gerald Babanezhad: