Deuteronomy 11:26-28 “Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day: And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.”
We live and die by them.
Marketing firms pay large sums to those who can create ways for people to make their product their choice. Companies compete daily for the choices we make.
Our enemy is in hot pursuit of those choices as well. Satan has no specific preference for you and me to make. His will is not to choose what God wants you to do. God knew that we would face these choices and yet, allowed us free will to decide for ourselves.
After settling into the land and possessing it, Joshua led the people until it was time for him to depart. He left them with this charge:
Joshua 24:15 “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
God was not, and is not secretive about the consequences of those choices. He is unequivocal. The way of obedience is a blessing, and the way of the rebel, or disobedience is a curse. Sounds simple, right?
Often, it the injection of the question, “What if” that messes up our thinking. Satan began in the garden with Adam and Eve and had not let up. He is turning up the heat as he knows he has but a short time.
Genesis 3:1 “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”
Satan gets us to question and doubt God. Which when we take up to ask, we set ourselves to become the judge of what is right and what is wrong according to our sense of right and wrong.
Each day, we make choices. On average, we make about 35,000 choices every day. Many are seemingly small; what to eat, what to wear when to wake up, who to call. All of these and more make up our day.
It takes only one to alter our path distinctively.
So, what might be the one question to answer above all others?
“Do you walk with God?”
Do you have a relationship with the God of Heaven that is close, personal, and yields fruit for all to see that you truly walk with Him? Walking with God means that whatever you and I will face today, we will not do it alone. We will not do it blindly, nor without the knowledge of the One who has gone before us.
God has our best interests in mind.
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
If God knows the end from the beginning, wouldn’t it be wise for us to trust Him and His way above all others?
Just a little something to take with you as you go into your day.