Choices

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“I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live”
–Deuteronomy 30:19

EVERYONE makes choices.

And almost ALL choices have consequences. That is the whole idea behind making a choice: what the one choosing is REALLY doing is deciding which consequences he would rather face AFTER he makes his choice.

And many choices spring from earlier choices made.  In the whole scheme of things, a small misstep made YEARS earlier may snowball into a host of terrible consequences today.  Many a person who smokes has claimed, “If I had known then what I was getting into, I would have NEVER started smoking!  And now, I can’t quit!  I’ve tried, but I can’t: it’s stronger than me!”

Even small, seemingly non-consequential choices have consequences–though they may be so small as to escape notice initially.

Such as choosing what clothes to wear to work.

BUT, even such a small choice such as which clothes to wear to work have consequences.

Maybe that dress DOES make you appear to have put on some weight?

Everyone makes choices: making choices seems to be part of the human condition.

“Helping others to make choices” ALSO seems to be a part of being human. It is the VERY RARE individual who, seeing someone trying to decide between two or more choices, doesn’t feel an urge to help that person–whether the one desiring to help can actually  provide any REAL assistance or not.

“Leave me alone!”

“But I just want to help!  I don’t want to see you suffer because you made a wrong decision like me!”

One particular which many moderns fail to take into consideration is that God has made declarations in his Word–and that He has also declared that there will be consequences to those who disregard what he has declared for His creation.

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
–Romans 6:23

And so it was that during a discussion which took place during the past six months, Person A, seeing Person B struggling to make a decision, offered some assistance.

Which was promptly refused with the declaration, “It might not be right, but I want to do this on my own.  It’s my choice and it’s what I choose to believe!”

Subsequent events proved that what the person believed was “not right.”

Subsequent events ALSO proved the observation that a person may suffer from decisions made much earlier–perhaps even MONTHS or YEARS before the consequences are fully suffered.

In addition, subsequent events ALSO highlighted that a person makes a CHOICE to accept assistance OR NOT when making a decision.

And choices have consequences–even if those consequences are not fully recognized initially.

One choice a person makes is whether to follow the Word of God–or whether to disregard God’s Word and to live as he best sees fit.  And–like most other choices in life–this choice has consequences.

AND, those consequences may not become apparent for YEARS–although the world works ceaselessly to convince the reader that this VERY important choice is really no choice at all.

HAS the reader ever bee told he has TOO MANY choices?

HAS the reader ever heard someone claim “You would be happier if you had less decisions to make.”?

WHAT does the reader think about ‘making choices’?

It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: February 8, 2021.]

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