Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Is God Your Final Answer? 9/12/2012

"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord." 1 Cor 15:58

It seems that there are always a million things competing for our attention. This is not an idle pursuit. Billions are invested to influence you to do something, be something, purchase something or think something. Whether it is the choice of dog food you make or the political stance you take, there has likely been an outside influence that has played a role in your final decision. Further, even if you have made a final decision, the pursuit continues to get you to change your mind yet again, this time in someone elses favor.

Beloved, the choice that God has placed before us has been with us since the beginning of humanity. He provided paradise but gave us a choice as to whether we would stay or go. In fact, He gave us the ability to choose or reject Him. If you have chosen God, you have chosen the very best. His evidence is apparent, His love is obvious and His promises are certain. If you have chosen Him, do not let the competing voices of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye and the pride of life distract you from your best and final decision. The world through Satan can be an awfully enticing place with many things to offer that look, feel, smell and taste good. But as the old saying goes, "Not everything that is good to you is good for you."

We have every reason to choose God, remain with God, be obedient to God and be steadfast in God. Perhaps the best reason is that in love, through Christ, He has already given us the victory, 1 Cor 15:57. Anything else is a losing proposition.

Rejoicing in the Lord,


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