Deuteronomy 30:19 - Our Choice: Blessings or Curses!

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!  


   Sometimes Christians raise the subject of 
a generational curse, something thats 
on a family and can only be broken through 
   I dont think the Bible teaches that, 
however. Instead, sometimes a family has a cycle of 
sin that is passed on from generation to 
generation. Certain people have brought, in effect, a 
curse upon their lives. And I dont mean that in 
any mystical way. 
   For instance, if a parent is an 
alcoholic, chances are far greater that his or her 
child will become an alcoholic. And the 
possibility of divorce is higher if your parents are 
   My mother was an alcoholic. She was 
divorced seven times. I started on the wrong road 
during the early years of my life, but when I came 
to Christ at age 17, Jesus broke the cycle of 
sin in my life. Im happy to report that 
Ive been married for more than 40 years now, and 
the Lord has been good and faithful to me. 
   So if theres a so-called curse on your 
life, its because youve disobeyed God. If 
youre living a sinful life, then youll 
experience the repercussions of that - a curse, if you 
will. You choose whether your life will be blessed 
or cursed. 
   God said to the Israelites, 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 (Deuteronomy 30:19-20 NLT). 
   If you want to live a blessed and happy 
life, then you need to love God, obey His voice, 
and cling to Him. Live it. Put it into practice. 
And watch what the Lord will do. [Greg Laurie 
from Harvest Ministries; 


Love and Justice
   Satan deceives many with the plausible 
theory that Gods love for His people is so great 
that He will excuse sin in them; he represents 
that while the threatenings of Gods word are 
to serve a certain purpose in His moral 
government, they are never to be literally fulfilled. 
But in all His dealings with his creatures God 
has maintained the principles of righteousness 
by revealing sin in its true character--by 
demonstrating that its sure result is misery and death. 
The unconditional pardon of sin never has been, 
and never will be. Such pardon would show the 
abandonment of the principles of righteousness, which 
are the very foundation of the government of 
God. It would fill the unfallen universe with 
consternation. God has faithfully pointed out the results 
of sin, and if these warnings were not true, 
how could we be sure that His promises would be 
fulfilled? That so-called benevolence which would set 
aside justice is not benevolence but weakness. {PP 
   God is the life-giver. From the beginning 
all His laws were ordained to life. But sin 
broke in upon the order that God had established, 
and discord followed. So long as sin exists, 
suffering and death are inevitable. It is only because 
the Redeemer has borne the curse of sin in our 
behalf that man can hope to escape, in his own 
person, its dire results. {PP 522.3} [Remnant SOP SB 
re Deu. 30] 

   "The wages of sin is death; but the gift 
of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our 
Lord." Romans 6:23. While life is the inheritance 
of the righteous, death is the portion of the 
wicked. Moses declared to Israel: "I have set before 
thee this day life and good, and death and evil." 
Deuteronomy 30:15. The death referred to in these 
scriptures is not that pronounced upon Adam, for all 
mankind suffer the penalty of his transgression. It 
is "the second death" that is placed in 
contrast with everlasting life. 
   In consequence of Adam's sin, death 
passed upon the whole human race. All alike go down 
into the grave. And through the provisions of the 
plan of salvation, all are to be brought forth 
from their graves. "There shall be a resurrection 
of the dead, both of the just and unjust;" "for 
as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all 
be made alive." Acts 24:15; I Corinthians 
15:22. But a distinction is made between the two 
classes that are brought forth. "All that are in the 
graves shall hear His voice, and shall come forth; 
they that have done good, unto the resurrection 
of life; and they that have done evil, unto the 
resurrection of damnation." John 5:28, 29. They who have 
been "accounted worthy" of the resurrection of 
life are "blessed and holy." "On such the second 
death hath no power." Revelation 20:6. But those 
who have not, through repentance and faith, 
secured pardon, must receive the penalty of 
transgression--"the wages of sin." They suffer punishment 
varying in duration and intensity, "according to 
their works," but finally ending in the second 
death. Since it is impossible for God, consistently 
with His justice and mercy, to save the sinner in 
his sins, He deprives him of the existence which 
his transgressions have forfeited and of which 
he has proved himself unworthy. Says an 
inspired writer: "Yet a little while, and the wicked 
shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider 
his place, and it shall not be." And another 
declares: "They shall be as though they had not been." 
Psalm 37:10; Obadiah 16. Covered with infamy, they 
sink into hopeless, eternal oblivion.  GC544,5 


Deuteronomy 30:19 - Our Choices Are Crucial!



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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