April 6

Deuteronomy 29:1-30:20; Luke 11:37-12:7; Psalm 78:1-31; Proverbs 12:19-20

God created us with freewill and He will never violate our will! Therefore, our entire life is about the choices that we make (or refuse to make as the case may be). We are where we are because we made a conscious decision to do certain things.

I marvel at the Bible’s clarity. Moses has presented so much information to Israel about God’s plans and His law. He reminds them that if they break the covenant that God will punish them but, once they repent, God will bring them back and bless them again.

Then Moses simplifies the message so that no one could say they did not understand. He basically says that in all of our choosing, we really are making a choice between life and death! This really lets us know what is at stake. The littlest, insignificant decision could lead to death. Or, the biggest decision we could ever make would lead us to life– everlasting life. When you speak in terms of these extremes, it does give us a clear picture of the repercussions of our decisions.

Are you making decisions that lead to life or death? God cannot choose for us (though we know what He would want us to choose.) Check the decisions you make every day. Make certain they are life-giving decisions and not those that detract from your purpose. Life is choice driven. Let’s make the right choices.

Tomorrow’s Reading: Deuteronomy 31:1-32:27; Luke 12:8-34; Psalm 78:32-55; Proverbs 12:21-23

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