Decisions can be difficult on the best of days. What do I wear today? What should I have for breakfast? Which route do I take to work? What job should I tackle first? Where to go for lunch? Pack it in early or work late? Pick up dinner or make something at home?
The list can go on and on. And those are just the basic choices we make from day to day.
Look, today I offer you life and success, death and destruction.
Deuteronomy 30:15 (NCV)
Life isn’t the only thing offering us choices. Every day, God gives us the choice to choose life or death, success or destruction. Seems like an easy choice, but it isn’t always so simple. Life’s other choices can muddle an easy answer and suddenly we’re not sure which road leads to success and which to destruction.
But the word is very near to you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.
Deuteronomy 30:14 (ESV)
Where is God’s Word? Is it in your heart and your mouth or is it covered in dust on a bookshelf? If we keep God’s Word near to us. If we keep His Word in us and flowing out of us, the life and death, success or destruction decision becomes easier.
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 life. To choose life is to love the Lord your God, obey him, and stay close to him. He is your life, and he will let you life many years in the land…
Deuteronomy 30:19-20a (NCV)
Choose life! God not only gives us the choice, but He gives us the right answer. We’ve got a cheat sheet right here. Love God. Obey God. Stay close to God. If we do these things, the choice of life over death, success over destruction has already been made.
Daily Bible reading: Deuteronomy 29-30, Mark 16