Offered A Choice
Daily Reading – Leviticus 26-27 / Mark 5:1-43
Leviticus 26:3-4 If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
Decisions, Decisions. What to do. Do I get up and get started with the day, or do I sleep in just a few more minutes. Cold cereal, eggs or oatmeal? What do I wear today? Every day is filled with decisions. Sometimes those decisions make little difference in our life. If you eat oatmeal or eggs will probably not matter ten years from today. However, some choices we are given matter greatly. They can change your life.
God gave Israel a life altering choice in Leviticus 26. It was actually pretty basic. If you will follow my directions for life, you will enjoy a great life. I will pour out blessing upon blessing on you and your generations to come. Then later in the chapter He tells them if they choose rather to be like the rest of the world, well, they will not only miss out on His blessings, but He will begin to work against them. You see, He had rescued them. They cried out, Save us, and He did. They watched as He defeated their greatest enemy. They collectively said, we want you to be our God and we will be your people. They were no longer like everyone else. Therefore, if they willfully went back on what they had promised, God would do what was necessary to show them the error or their choice. He would afflict them in order to bring them back to Himself. Cruel? Oh no, this is pure Love. They were offered a choice. To enjoy life, even more abundantly than you may imagine, just follow the guide to life I’ve given you. Simple choice, right?
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
We face the same choice today. John 10:10 “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” Choose Christ and choose real life.
What choice will you make?
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