However, I think the Lord makes it clear throughout the Bible that truly embracing the fullest, healthiest and most satisfying life possible begins with saying yes to Jesus—not just that one time a while ago, but every day.
So, I leave you with this: Today you have the choice of between life and death, between blessings and curses. Which will you choose? Oh, that you would choose life! To purchase a Life Journal for your own use, or to place a bulk order for church-wide use, visit FoursquareJournal.
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She lives in Orlando, Fla. Therefore, choose life, so that you will live, you and your descendants,. Will you choose for the Lord to make you prosperous and give you a long life?
Or will he put you under a curse and kill you? Choose life! Choose therefore life, that both thou and thy seed may live:. And I ask heaven and earth to be witnesses of your choice. You can choose life or death. The first choice will bring a blessing. The other choice will bring a curse.
Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. In John we are told that "the thief " comes to kill, steal, and destroy, but that Jesus came that we might have and enjoy life. Share to Facebook Share. Be expectant and believe that He is able to do more than you could imagine. Advance your knowledge of Scripture with this resource library of over 40 reference books, including commentaries and Study Bible notes. In order to live as God intends for us to live, the first thing we must do is truly believe that it is God's will for us to experience continual joy.
So choose life! Then you and your children will live. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live,. I am offering you life or death, blessings or curses. Now, choose life! So, why would I ask such a dumb question? I was reading a book a while back and I came across a passage of Scripture in the book of Deuteronomy where God gives the choice to choose life.
In the events leading up to this passage, I will throw a couple of key names out to you. We all know Moses. Israelites — in slavery under Pharoah, led out by Moses, grumbling and complaining.
We have heard of the Israelites. Because of their disobedience, an entire generation must wander in the desert and die before they would be allowed to cross into the Promised land. For the next 40 years, the Israelites wander around in the desert and wilderness. They wandered, and wandered, and wandered — 40 years. In order to claim the promised land, the people had to cross the Jordan River. Well, where our story picks up today is with Moses giving a pep talk to the Israelite people. He has led them to the entrance of the Promised Land. It is now time to cross over the Jordan River and claim the land that God had given them.
Moses begins his pep talk by telling the Israelites to obey the Lord God and follow His commands.
Moses explains to them the curses for disobedience and the blessings for obedience. He renews the covenant made that God had made saying that He would be their God and they would be His people. He also reminds them of the miraculous things that God had already done for them. Sounds pretty good so far, right?
Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20 and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your. See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; In that I blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.
Obey God, receive blessings. Disobey God, receive the curses. Then, Moses tells them a strange thing. He says that the Lord is giving to them an offer of life or death.
But if your heart turns away so that you do not hear, and are drawn away, and worship other gods and serve them, I announce to you today that You shall surely perish; you shall not prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to go and possess. I call heaven and earth, as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life , that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.
But, I think there is a little more to it than just breathing. So, to find my answer, I looked to the Author of Life. But, we will look at a few verses in which God speaks to us about the topic of life. Okay, we can agree that God is the one that gives me life. We all know that in life we have many choices to make. We have to choose what to wear, what to eat for breakfast, what to do this weekend, how we will act in a given situation. Life is full of choices. This is also what God calls us to do. Because he loves man so much, He allows them to make a choice about where they will spend eternity.
He allows us to choose to spend eternity with Him in Heaven or He allows us to choose to spend eternity in a place called Hell. Simple as that. We have a choice. It is this choice that He is referring to in Deuteronomy. He has set before us life and death. In His love, He wants each of us to choose life, that we may live in eternity with Him. This is His desire. But, again, it is a choice.
Do we wish to choose life and live? Or, do we choose to reject God and live a life completely separated from Him for eternity? Special note: We do preview the websites to which we link, but are unable to peruse them completely. We try to check others' faith statements and make sure they do profess Jesus Christ as God's Son and salvation is found only in Him. It must, however, be your responsibility to personally dig into God's Word and allow the Holy Spirit to be your first and final teacher on all subjects. Our editorial content is not influenced by advertisers or affiliate partnerships.