“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).
Come on…given the choice between life and death, who in the world chooses death? What kind of a ludicrous question is this?
Who in the world would choose death?
About 90% of us would choose death.
In a study of those who were faced with exactly that choice – stop drinking or you will die, stop smoking or you will die, change your diet or you will die, get more exercise or you will die – the vast majority choose to die.
Why?!?! That’s crazy?!?!
Because choosing life requires change.
We have to change in order to live. But change is too difficult, too painful, too uncomfortable. So we don’t. We remain the same. And we die.
God has shown us what it takes to live, and to live abundantly. Follow Jesus. Do what Jesus tells us. Follow him.
Choose life. Choose change and live.