Choose Life

Deuteronomy 30:15-20

Twenty years ago the Supreme Court handed down the Roe vs. Wade decision which basically made abortion on demand legal in this country. On the front page of yesterday's newspaper was a photograph and lead story about our newly elected president who signed executive orders concerning abortion. This certainly gives us indication of the direction this country may take in the future.

There are many different groups who are involved in what is called the right to life movement. One of the popular sayings is this: "Choose Life". This phrase is applied to the matter of choosing to allow the unborn children to live rather than killing them.

I want us to consider this phrase in a much larger sense this morning. Note our text for this morning. Moses has gathered the nation of Israel to challenge them prior to crossing into the promised land. The central thought of this passage is the "choice".

It was to be a choice between life and death. It was choice between idolatry and the worship of God, and God alone. Now, these words were spoken hundreds of years ago, but the application is for each of us today and everyday. Read: De. 30:15-20

I. The Choice is Personal. v15

II. The Choice is Pressing. v16-18

What will your choice be today? All I can do is encourage you to make the right choice. I cannot make the choice for is a personal choice. You cannot escape making it though. To refuse to choose life means that you have chosen death. To fail to accept Christ means that you have chosen to reject Him. To refuse to follow Him means that you have chosen to follow a path that leads to destruction.

God wants to bless our lives beyond our imagination and He will if we will choose Him. Will you make the right choice? "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life..."