The Decision Christians Need to Make!

Thought of the Day:

As I peruse my fb page, and I see the “soundbites” that proliferate it, many include a call to make a choice.

Some call to make a political choice.

Some call us to make a purchase – making a choice to spend money so that our life will be perfect.  ( I tend to block MLM posts quickly)

Many call us to make a moral choice, or urge others to make a choice, or even to force them to make a choice.

These are choices that fellow believers would have us make – stating how critical they are.  These choices are not critical! For a believer, for one in a relationship with God, there is only  one decision.

All three readings today talk of it – and why we make the one we do:

Joshua said this “choose this day whom you will serve,”

Are you going to choose to walk with God, or will you continue to follow some other god, made in an image you find palatable.  Remember – he is talking to people who have seen God at work, who know His love.  He’s not speaking to unbelievers, those unfamiliar with His love and power.  Yet we, like those who heard these words, struggle with listening to God, to following His call, to giving up all the things that burden and distract and enslave us.  Until we realize what the apostles did, when they too were faced with the decision.  Here is that account.

After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. So Jesus said to the Twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” 

You’ve come to know He is God, that His words bring life….that’s what you need to know, as a believer, how to live.

Choose wisely…and know His love and mercy never will fail you.

 

About justifiedandsinner

I am a pastor of a Concordia Lutheran Church in Cerritos, California, where we rejoice in God's saving us from our sin, and the unrighteousness of the world. It is all about His work, the gift of salvation given to all who trust in Jesus Christ, and what He has done that is revealed in Scripture. God deserves all the glory, honor and praise, for He has rescued and redeemed His people.

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