Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Daily Grace - Choose Life


What is God's will for my life? This is the question that is haunting most of us. What if I couldn't find it? What if I didn't recognize it? God's will seemed like a needle in a haystack. Hidden. Obscured by look-alikes. Outnumbered by counterfeits.

Sometimes, our view of God's will is wrong because our view of God is wrong. God takes no pleasure in seeing us lost, wandering, searching. He wants us to know His will. He makes it clear, and He makes it simple. He doesn't even make it multiple-choice. He gives just two choices: "life and good" or "death and evil" (Deut. 30:15). In case the best choice isn't obvious, He even says which one to choose: "Choose life" (Deut. 30:19). To choose life is to choose God Himself and obey His Word.


When Moses addressed the Israelites for the last time, he pleaded with them to make the right choice by observing "all the words of this law . . . Because it is your life" (Deut. 32:46-47). God's will for us is life. His Word is life. And Jesus is the Word. God may not give a prescription for every decision, but He gave us a perfect example to follow - Jesus. The right choice may not be easy, but when the Word is our guide and worship is our goal, God will grant us the wisdom to make life-affirming choices. The evidence of God's guidance can be seen more clearly by looking back than by looking forward.

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