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Thursday, April 12, 2012

God is Pro-Choice

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, by loving the Lord your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days . . . (Deuteronomy 30:19-20).

It should surprise no one
that God is pro-choice,
that He did not create us
to render robotic obedience
to Him.

For if we could not
disobey
then our obedience
would be
meaningless.

And so,
wishing humanity
to willingly
return His love,
He made a strategic,
yet risky
decision
at our creation.


He let us choose
whom we will serve,
whom we will love,
whom we will obey.


Choices, of course,
carry consequences.

The consequence for
a lifestyle of obedience
to His laws:
Amazing, incomprehensible
grace and forgiveness
for sins committed,
and His inexplicable welcome
to intimately know Him,
in this life,
and in the one which lasts
forever.

The consequence for
a lifestyle of disobedience,
of rebellion against Him:
Inevitable and dreadful judgment
for sins committed,
and desolate, unending
separation from Him
in this life,
and in the one which lasts
forever.

Which is why He pleads with us:
Choose wisely.

2 comments:

dabidross said...

I couldn't have said it better. Thanks.

Richard Maffeo said...

Thanks, dabidross.