“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live” (Deuteronomy 30:19).
Hmmm. What a tough choice. What should I choose?
Life or death? Blessings or curses?
Duh!!! Right? Why is this even a choice? Who wouldn’t want life instead of death, blessings over curses?
How is this even a choice? Of course everyone chooses life and blessings.
Hmmm. You think so?
We all know that our spiritual life and relationship with Jesus is of the utmost importance. We know we ought to pray, read God’s word, and spend time with God daily. We know that worship ought to be of the utmost importance. We know we ought to be serving God and his people.
We all know that good health is important. We know that we should watch our sugar intake, exercise regularly, and make sure we get plenty of sleep and rest.
We all know that good quality time is essential for a healthy marriage.
How are you doing on choosing life and blessing?
This is such a no brainer. Yet why do we keep messing around with stuff that will lead to death and curses? Why do we mess around with sin, laziness, selfishness? Why do we waste our time that will never contribute to health, life, and blessing?
What is wrong with us?
So, listen to God’s word again. “I have set before you life and death, blessing and curses. Choose life!”
It is in the small daily decisions of time management and priorities that we put into practice choosing life.
Friends, choose life! It would be ludicrous to do otherwise.