“I am now giving you the choice between life and death, between God’s blessing and God’s curse, and I call heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Choose life.” – Deuteronomy 30:19
God created and gave man the gift of free will; the gift of choice. He could easily have just made us to be like robots, whereby he’d practically just have to push a button and we all will do his bidding, but he didn’t. From the very beginning he gave us a unique gift and He does not intend to usurpe or change that.
However, if you think for one second that because of this free will that we have been given, we have the liberty to live our lives for ourselves and the world, think again.
God created man for relationship and fellowship. It doesn’t matter which part of the world you are from, what culture you were born into, what religion you practice, what job or profession you do, what class you belong to, every single person on this earth has a duty and obligation to God. But he doesn’t force it down our throats, instead, he allows us to make a choice. You can choose to dedicate your life to love and fellowship with God or you can choose not to love or have anything to do with Him, you have a free will after all. But you should know that it doesn’t end after physical death.
“For all of us must appear before Christ, to be judged by him. We will each receive what we deserve. According to everything we have done, good or bad, in our bodily life.” – 2 Corinthians 5:10
The scripture tells us that after death, comes judgement. Believe it or not, judgement will come to all. The free will given to man by God is the very reason judgement is a necessity. Without our right to choose, judgement won’t be necessary. But because he gave man the power of choice, man would have to be judged for the choices he made.
For example, as an employee of a company, you know your duties and you carry them out to the best of your abilities. You know the rules and regulations guiding all employees of the company, and you are required to strictly follow them. Your boss won’t be running around everyday to remind you of your duties or the rules & regulations of the company. Knowing and following the rules is part of your duty.
Therefore, you may choose to disregard the rules by being late to work or by being absent for a day or two without authorization. However, you are likely to face disciplinary action from the company, which could come as a fine or a deduction from your paycheck at the end of the month. That becomes the punishment you receive for reporting late to work or for your unauthorized absence from duty and you have no excuse.
This scenario is quite similar to our topic of discussion. Take a look at this; God has given us a job in his company (The earth) Genesis 2:15, He gave us the rules and regulations (The Law) Exodus 20, which we couldn’t possibly keep, owing to our fallen nature. He then offered us salvation through His son, Jesus Christ. Now, given that we have all broken the law, Christ is the only hope of redemption for mankind. If we fail to repent and trust in the sacrifice of Christ on our behalf, we would have to face the consequence of breaking God’s law – eternal damnation. Yes, we are all accountable to God, He is the boss.
Therefore people, it is important that we make the most of this gift of free will that God has given to us and begin to make the right decision today on how we live our lives. Belief in Christ is the best decision we can ever make.
I see people everyday justifying their immoral and sin filled lifestyle, they say things like; “It is my life, I can live it anyway I choose”. The truth of the matter is, it is not your life. You simply do not have the power to make or give life, your Parents didn’t give you life either, only God has the power to give life (Genesis 2:7), all of humanity is God’s creation. The only power you have in this regard is that which God gave to you as a gift; the power of choice, the gift of free will. Quit abusing it, because at the appointed time like every other person in the world, you will face judgement.
I pray for you, that as you have made it to the end of this God inspired write up, and as you make the decision to take advantage of God’s gift of free will and choose life today, you shall be strengthened by the Holy Spirit to walk in light all the days of your life. God’s blessings shall rain on you nonstop and at the appointed time you shall be a partaker of God’s heavenly glory. AMEN!
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