Today’s ReadingDeuteronomy 29:1-30:20 (additional reading Psalm 78:1-31 and Proverbs 12:19-20)

Key Verse: “See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil. Deuteronomy 30:15

Life is full of decisions. Each day we make decisions, some important and others not so important. But at times we allow all of the little decisions to “stack up” and make us lose focus on those things that really matter.

Usually, when it comes to making decisions we like to weigh out our options. We want to know what our choices are and what the consequences are for our decision. As we look in our text today in Deuteronomy 30:11-20 we find Moses at the end of his life. He is giving final instructions to the people that he had led around in the desert for many years. Here we find a man that had made many decisions, some good and some bad. Moses is sharing with these people the things that are important. There was no time for “small talk”. At this point, Moses had figured out what really matters.

In verses, 11-14 Moses tells them that the choices they are going to be given are not difficult to understand and are easy to obtain. In verse 15, Moses gives them their two choices: Life and prosperity or death and destruction. Each one of us this evening is also given these two choices. These choices are spiritual choices that will last forever.

Now it would seem impossible to me that any of those people would not choose life, but unfortunately I am sure some did not. Why do I think that? Because people in our world today still chose to refuse God’s gift of eternal life.d. Just as Moses said, “This is not hard to figure out”. Today we are faced with the same decision: Choose life through Jesus Christ or choose death, so make your decision wisely.

Reflection

  • Do you have a hard time making decisions
  • Have you chosen life in Christ?

Prayer

Father, Thank You that in You there is life and life eternal. Thank You for Your love and kindness. Help us to make our decisions wisely and to follow Your leading. In Jesus’ name, Amen

 

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