Monday, April 18, 2005

Paths of Pain and Prosperity

Deut 30:15 "Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between prosperity and disaster, between life and death. 16 I have commanded you today to love the LORD your God and to keep his commands, laws, and regulations by walking in his ways. If you do this, you will live and become a great nation, and the LORD your God will bless you and the land you are about to enter and occupy. 17 But if your heart turns away and you refuse to listen, and if you are drawn away to serve and worship other gods, 18 then I warn you now that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live a long, good life in the land you are crossing the Jordan to occupy. 19 "Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, that you and your descendants might live! 20 Choose to love the LORD your God and to obey him and commit yourself to him, for he is your life. Then you will live long in the land the LORD swore to give your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob."

I'm finding my reading of Deuteronomy to always be the choice. Moses seems to put before people God's promise that does not change- Choose God and live.

Someone reading this may be confused because the amount of misinformation in our culture. I saw a TV program the other night with a gay pastor- her view of scripture was twisted and manipulative. It has been done that way since the garden.

I trust the Holy Spirit to guide in the whole counsel of God. I trust in the power of God's word- I trust in Jesus. I pray you will do the same.

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