Summary: We have a key that God had given to us, this key He would not take from us.Not even the devil could take it from us, unless we would hand it to him just like Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, by means of deception. Jesus had already redeemed us, decide!
Deuteronomy30:15¶”See, I have set before thee this day life and good,
and death and evil;
16In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God,
to walk in his ways,
and to keep his commandments and his statutes
and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply:
and the LORD thy God shall bless thee
in the land whither thou goest to possess it
19I 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:”
We have a key that God had given to us, this key He would not take from us. Not even the devil could take it from us... unless we would hand it to him (again) just like Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, through the means of deception. Jesus had redeemed us from such sin and He has brought us back to God when He died for us in the Cross and Ressurrected back from the dead as a proof that we are back in track in this relationship with God by handing us once more the Key that the devil had deceptively stole from man.
Matthew 16:19 “And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
I- DECISION BY FAITH v.15
“See, I have set before thee this day...”
Faith is always today.
Heb.11:1’s “Now faith...”
Not tomorrow, not yesterday but now. Today.
Faith locates us with God outside of TIME and feeds through this invisible UMBILICAL CORD an inner assurance that what I’m believing for – hoping for IS GOING TO HAPPEN.
It is all by faith.
What ever decisions we make, good or bad... it is all a matter of our own personal decision by faith.
I like this quote so much I noted it here.
“Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.”
—Stephen R. Covey,
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Sowing an action is sowing in faith.
Look what decision by faith can do. A Future!
II- DECISION BY FREE WILL vv.15, 19
“See, I have set before thee this day life and good,
and death and evil; (v.15)
“therefore choose life,
that both thou and thy seed may live:” v19
means that God gives humans the opportunity to make choices that genuinely affect their destiny. The world’s current sinful state is directly linked to choices made by Adam and Eve. God created mankind in His own image, and that included the ability to choose.
However, free will does not mean that mankind can do anything he pleases. Our choices are limited to what is in keeping with our nature. For example, a man may choose to walk across a bridge or not to walk across it; what he may not choose is to fly over the bridge—his nature prevents him from flying.
In a similar way, a man cannot choose to make himself righteous—his (sin) nature prevents him from canceling his guilt (Romans 3:23). So, free will is limited by nature.
This limitation does not mitigate, make less severe, serious, or painful our accountability. The Bible is clear that we not only have the ability to choose, we also have the responsibility to choose wisely.