Daily Devotions

Choosing Life or Death

While there are open doors before us, there is, however, a process of decision-making that we must give ourselves to.  Jehovah’s instruction to prophet Jeremiah has embodied within it the matter of choosing. Jer. 21:8  “You shall also say to this people, ‘Thus says the LORD, “Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death.”  Deut. 30:19 plainly shows us that our God puts His power of command to us in hopes that we will choose life instead of death and choose blessing instead of a curse. We are not simply those who observe and experience the coming and the passing of days and calendar events. We have choices to make as to how those days, events and people affect us; we must make choices as to how we will affect those days, events and people. We can be bearers of life or of death, bearers of blessing or curses.  (Second excerpt from Marty’s article “Doors and Self-Government”)

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