Chose Life is the direction of the scriptures, more than that the Spirit of life causes us to ‘chose life’, the passage in Deut. 30:19 “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants,
The desire of the Father for us all is that we “CHOSE” and that choice is “LIFE”. “Chose Life” the shout goes across time and through creation into the hearts of mankind. Chose, make a right choice, the grace of God enables us.
We must have all sat in examinations some time or another, I recall schooldays with the invigilator, the one who wandered between lines of the desks making sure you did not cheat in any way, whilst you had notes written on your arm, little slips of writing paper with answers on slipped into your pencil-case, with words so small that by the time you needed them in the exam you could no longer read them, by what ever way by whatever means people attempt to get themselves ahead. Perhaps you are one who did not need anything but could recall all at the appropriate moment. The invigilator strolling between the lines of order, pressuring the children. But this Father of ours , the God of all creation does not allow any one to become pressured, for as the Father of Life passes by and sees your pressure he reaches over your shoulder and points at the correct choice. So he sets before us choice, life or death and points, just incase the question is too difficult for us, LIFE to enable us to make the correct decision.
Life is a series of choices. Our present circumstance and status in life is the consequence of the choices we have made & have refused to make in life.
The most difficult choices are not the ones between good & evil, but choose between multiple good. Phil 1:9
Choices, Life is full of them they roll in every day, ever hour, they stand before us daily. God wants us to make choices and through choices we are schooled, God will always present choices for our maturing. Consider Adam right from the word go humanity is presented with a choice ‘this tree or that one’, a moral choice, a choice of life, a choice of obedient response. Humanity even following being instructed not to take of one tree, humanity is even show which one was full of life and humanity should continue to taking from it, yet a choice stood in the centre of the garden two trees to begin the process of maturing. Through the choice made immaturity along with a way of life that all humanity has struggled with, an orphan way of life overwhelmed at that time and we have being dealing with provision and protection ever since.
A choice made that brought all mankind to be defensive and protective in life along with taken up in gathering and amassing all kinds of provision, in making providing for self a central feature of life yet Choose Life the direction was to be.
In making a sound choice, freedom from 2 enemies of the present age is necessary.
- Possessions material goods and the pursuit of them
- Positions status, what others think of us, protection.