11 “For this commandment which I command you today is not too difficult for you, nor is it out of reach…
15 “See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity; 16 in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you may live and multiply, and that the Lord your God may bless you in the land where you are entering to possess it…
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
Life is full of choices. Choices we make every day.
Even in our relationship with God, the basic substance of that relationship – like every relationship – is a choice to love.
Here we read what our relationship with God boils down to, something that is “not too difficult for you, nor is it out of reach…” (verse 11).
We get to choose each day who we will live for, what we will focus on, what we will cherish most. We choose whether we will love God more than anyone or anything else.
Understanding the ability to choose is simple and extremely powerful. There are benefits and blessings for choosing well. There are also consequences for choosing poorly. The results of our choosing are there to guide us and encourage us in making our choices. Therefore choose life!
PRAYER: Father, I choose you today. I choose to love you, follow you, draw near to you. Thank you for choosing me first. I love you Lord, Amen.