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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Inspired by . . . a choice

The Israelites had come to the edge of the Jordan. The promiseland beckoned from the other side. Finally, after all the starts and stops and 40 years dying in the desert, they had arrived. Knowing that he would not be going with them, Moses reminds them of all that happened to bring them to this point. Then he offers them a choice:
“Today I offer you the choice of this life and good, or death and evil. If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God which I give you this day, by loving the Lord your God, conforming to His ways, and keeping His commandments, statutes, and laws, then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land which you are about to enter and occupy." Deut 30:15
These commandments that God set forth through Moses were neither too difficult nor beyond our reach (Deut 30:11) and yet, the Israelites did not obey. And neither do we. (Rom 7:18) God knew this. He knew this before the creation of the world. In Deut 31:21 He tells Moses, "I already know which way their thoughts incline."

Yet, instead of leaving us to muck about in the mire and be trapped over and over again by the hopeless, sinful ways we are too inclined to choose, God had a plan to save us. Once for all.
"For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit," (1Pe 3:18)
"For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God." (2Co 5:21)
Are you ready to cross the Jordan, friend? Are you tired of fighting? Do you want to be free?

The way is not difficult or beyond your reach. In fact, it's so simple that most reject it.

If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

For with the heart, one believes and is justified, and with the mouth, one confesses and is saved.


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