Summary: This message shows the value of making right choices
Deut 30:19 “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you that I have set before you, life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life that both thou and thy seed may live.”
Loving God, coupled with doing His will are the only ways of securing the blessings of God and avoiding the evils, so, it is important that we make the right choices.
The choices we make affect and influence the course of our life. Making good choices can bring you prosperity and happiness. Or, make poor choices and the results could be poverty and cursing.
Jos 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.”
CHOICE: The act of choosing; the act of picking or deciding between two or more possibilities; the power to make a decision.
How do you know if the choices you make are the right ones, and how can you exercise good judgment when faced with a whirlwind of emotions, facts, influences and advice?
Remember the choices you make today will affect your tomorrows so make them wisely.
God told Adam and Eve that they could eat the fruit of trees (PURAL) in the garden, “But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.” Gen 3:3
“And the serpent said unto the woman, ye shall not surely die; for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.”
They were given a choice, and the choice they made affected the whole human race. CHOICES
Judas on of the chosen twelve betrayed the Son of God. What an awful choice he made. Yet, many are still betraying the Son of God, knowing that He is the redeemer.
Jonah, when asked to go and preach to Nineveh, chooses to go a different direction.
David, while looking out of the palace window seeing Bathsheba made a choice. Then made another choice and had Uriah killed.
Here are some who made the right choice.
Daniel chose to pray three times a day, knowing there would be consequences; he was put in the loins den.
The three Hebrew children make their choice; they refused to bow down to the image, and were thrown into the fiery furnace.
Saul made a choice when the light shinned around him. He was on his way to Damascus with papers from the high priest to persecute the early Christians. He was led to the street called straight and waited for Ananias to pray for him to receive his sight.
There was a family in Bethlehem-Judah that made choices.
Bethlehem meaning house of bread