BIBLE READING: Deuteronomy 28-30
“See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil. If you obey the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you today, by loving the LORD your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules, then you shall live and multiply, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it. But if your heart turns away, and you will not hear, but are drawn away to worship other gods and serve them, I declare to you today, that you shall surely perish…” -Deuteronomy 30:15-18
When you strip away all the details and distractions, life really comes down to one simple question with only two possible options. The question is “What do you want “life and good” or “death and evil”? Although we sometimes like to think that there are a lot of gray areas in life, as to whether something is right or wrong, God is revealing to us that when you really boil it down, life really is that simple. Isn’t the answer obvious? Do we not all want “life and good”? What makes this choice so difficult? The simple answer to that question is “We do”! We are the ones that make life so difficult. It isn’t the Devil, because he has no control over us. It isn’t God because He has left us with the choice. We are what makes life decisions so difficult when seeking to live for the Lord. Do you trust God? Do you really believe in Jesus and what He did for is? Then what is the problem? If we really do believe, you would be able to see it by the way the live. Yet for so many of us, we just continue to make life hard. Let’s try this again. When you strip away all the details and distractions, life really comes down to one simple question with only two possible options. The question is “What do you want “life and good” or “death and evil”? It really is that simple!