Chapter-a-Day Deuteronomy 30

"I chose not to choose life: I chose some...

I call Heaven and Earth to witness against you today: I place before you Life and Death, Blessing and Curse. Choose life so that you and your children will live. Deuteronomy 30:19 (MSG)

Each day I make a myriad of choices. Most days I don’t think much about it because the day is largely spent in mindless, habitual behaviors. But even the habitual behaviors are a choice. Long ago I chose to do this thing or that and then chose to behave that way each day until I did so without much thought.

We have choices. Some choices breathe life into my day, my week, my marriage, my relationships, my work, and my very being. Other choices suck life out of me, my day, my week, my marriage, my relationships, my work, and my very being.

Each day I am faced with choices that lead to life, and choices that lead to death.

I choose…

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2 thoughts on “Chapter-a-Day Deuteronomy 30”

  1.  16 And I command you today: Love God, your God. Walk in his ways. Keep his commandments, regulations, and rules so that you will live, really live, live exuberantly, blessed by God, your God, in the land you are about to enter and possess.

     17-18 But I warn you: If you have a change of heart, refuse to listen obediently, and willfully go off to serve and worship other gods, you will most certainly die. You won’t last long in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess.

    After reading this chapter, my mind was led to think about how some followers of Christ think you can earn your way to salvation. These verses from the OT, if read in absence of the NT could lead one to believe absolutely that our good behavior earns God’s favor while poor behavior yields God’s wrath. If taken too far, one’s mind is lead to the conclusion that our salvation is earned. Once one understands the NT however, we know that Christ changed all of that.

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