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April 17: How Do You Choose?

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked?..he that soweth to the Spirit, shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” Galatians 6:7, 8

Read:Joshua 24:14-24; Ephesians 5:1-20

I want us to discuss the issue of choices today. There is no doubt that God has purposed every human being for a great destiny. Right from the beginning, when he made Adam and Eve, He placed them in the Garden of Eden and commanded them to be fruitful and replenish the earth. Adam’s needs and that of his family were very well supplied in that garden and they lived a fulfilled life. However, God also created them with a will and right of choice. He consistently told them if they did right, they would be blessed. But if otherwise, a curse would follow them. Just like us, they had the ability to choose and unfortunately, like many of us do today, they chose to disobey God. I want to ask you a very important question today: How do you make your choices? Your decisions ultimately determine if, how, and when you arrive at your final destination. Yes, there is a good destiny prepared for you by God. But you still have to make the choice to agree with Him or else you may never arrive. Joseph was one person in the Old testament who made the right choices most of the time. Even when he did not like what was happening to him, he made the decision once and for all to go with God’s plan. Whether he was in the pit or in Portiphar’s house, or in prison, he chose to do right. And because he chose to do right by God, the Bible says he became chosen by God. You may have heard the expression, Many are called but few are chosen. That sometimes suggests to us that God plays favorites and chooses some over others. But in the New covenant, God simply agrees with our choice. If you choose well, you’ll receive good. If you, however, choose wrong, evil will follow you. But I believe good will follow you all the days of your life. Like David experienced, goodness and mercy will pursue and overtake you! So determine today to make your choices by God’s Word. Do right by God and He’ll bless you.