Are you making good choices concerning your future? Read my latest blog post about the most important choices in life.
Genesis 13:11, “Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan and Lot journeyed east: and they and they separated themselves the one from the other.”
Life is made up of choices. Some are important and some are not so important. We must choose where we will live, what kind of work we will do, what kind of clothes we will wear, and a multitude of other decisions which we are so accustomed to making that we hardly ever give them any thought. The most important decisions we will ever make are concerning our spiritual life. Those decisions will determine our eternal destiny. There is an old proverb that expresses it perfectly, “Sow a thought, reap a deed, sow a deed reap destiny.” Think about the results of Lot’s decision to go down to Sodom. Affections determine choices.
Lot's affections were based on temporal things. The Lord wants us to put spiritual things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” Matthew 6:21, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” The rich man in Luke sixteen made the same mistake. He mistook the material for the spiritual, time for eternity, and himself for God. As a result, he was not prepared to die. The greatest danger we face today is becoming so in love with life itself that we lose sight of eternal things.
In a British cemetery:
Pause my friend, as you walk by
As you are now, so once was I
As I am now so you will be
Prepare my friend, to follow me.
A visitor added,
To follow you is not my intent
Until I know which way you went!
Destiny is determined not by chances but by choices.
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the
same box. Italian proverb
Genesis 22:14, “So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.” II. “Jehovah-Jireh” means “God will see” or “God will provide.” For God to see is to provide. Our heavenly Father sees our need, and with divine foresight of love prepares the supply.
Abraham must have embraced this truth in his heart from the beginning of this test or trial. His reason whispered, “if you slay your son, how can God keep his promise to you that your seed” shall be as many as the stars of heaven?” Abraham's response, was, “God will provide Himself a sacrifice.” When Abraham had lifted the knife to slay his son, God instructed him to take a ram that had been caught in the thicket and offer it.