Today I ask heaven and earth to be witnesses. I am offering you life or death, blessings or curses. Now, choose life!Then you and your children may live.Deuteronomy 30:19
Yesterday we saw how one man made a choice to ensure that as many people as possible had the opportunity to read the Bible. The reason why he made that choice was he believed it is vital to hear and act on what God has to say.
You and I today are faced with choices, especially in these different times we face. Going out, staying in, keeping distance, wearing a mask, and for the government, when do we come out of lockdown and if we do what will be the process.
All these are good questions and deserve our consideration, but God asked a question around 1406 BC which I believe is just as relevant today and deserves our attention. It is a question about life.
We’re going to look at a man who made an impact on the world because he chose to make his life count for something. He was just an ordinary man who accomplished extraordinary tasks because he chose to do certain things.
You and I can make our lives count through the choices that we make. Life is a choice. Some people may object by saying that they have no choice in their birth, or even to some degree their death, and to that I will agree. However how a person lives his or her life between birth and death is a choice.
Moses you see had to make major choices about his life.
- The issue of identity. Who am I?
- The issue of responsibility. What am I going to do with my life?
- The issue of priority. What is really the most important thing in life?
- The issue of difficulty. How much am I willing to commit to what I’m going to give my life for?
Moses like you and me had no choice in being born. Moses did make a choice not to let his past destroy his present. We too have a choice on how we will live today.
Moses asked this question to over 2 million people. Today! I ask heaven and earth to be witnesses. I am offering you life or death, blessings or curses. Now, choose life! Then you and your children may live. The same question is relevant to you and me.
God is telling each of us that the life that we live is a choice. God says, ” I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing,” God goes on to encourage us to choose life. How can I do that? We are back to yesterday, we need to read the Bible. It has all the answers to your life. It is why as we said yesterday, many people were prepared to give up their lives so you might have a Bible to read.
God encourages us to choose life! Read the Bible!!!