Choose Life! 10/16/16
Deuteronomy 30:15-19 (KJV)
15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;
16 In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
17 But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
18 I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.
19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
WE ALL KNOW EXACTLY WHAT WE "OUGHT" TO DO!!!!
And please do NOT say "WHO?"
As my dear mama used to say, "Son, your feet don't fit no limb-you ain't no owl!
I AM TALKIN TO YOU, SHO-TY!!!!"
I smile as I type these words!
My oldest son, Bubba, (every southerner has at least one son named Bubba), is on a "diet."
However, every time I talk to him he is eating out in some calorie laden restaurant!
He, like most of us, "KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT WE OUGHT TO DO!"
Isaiah 35:8 (KJV)
8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.
There IS a WAY and it is called the HIGHWAY OF HOLINESS!
God PROMISES that "NO LION SHALL BE THERE,"-no lion to impede one's progress!!!
Isaiah 35:9 (KJV)
9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there:
But oftentimes this "WAY" becomes boring and trite, listless, with little or none seemingly progress.
WE are walking in THE WAY, yet seem to be making little to none progress?
WE are tempted to ditch THE WAY, but as the Apostle Peter replied to Jesus rebuff of:
John 6:67 (KJV)
67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
John 6:68 (KJV)
68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
THERE IS NO OTHER WAY!
As I said in my last message, "PRAYER is so much more than us talking TO God!!!"
WE NEED TO HEAR FROM GOD!!!!!!
My oldest grandson, BUBBA'S son, PROMISED me a few months ago that he needed a cell phone/computer to prepare and write a weekly sermon.
However, he is a new Christian and young man to boot.
After much retrospect, I concluded it is NOT time for him to WRITE sermons, BUT learn to "HEAR FROM GOD!!!!!"
Psalm 119:9 (KJV)
Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
Psalm 119:11 (KJV)
11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
In closing, when my oldest grandson died a few years ago, a fellow warrior in this war torn earth, Ms. Melissa B. gave me a booklet entitled "WITH THE GATES."
Melissa "lost" FIVE family members including her two ONLY children in a horrific small plane crash a week before Christmas!
This book above recounts a VISION given, I believe, of God concerning OUR futures in Heaven.
Ya see, I HAVE read the last Chapter of THE Book, and THIS WAY does not end with our earthly death!!!!!
2 Corinthians 3:18 (KJV)
18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Isaiah 30:21 (KJV)
21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
TODAY, "THIS IS THE WAY, WALK YE IN IT!"
GOD BLESS YOU!
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