We in the church have tasted the good gifts of the Lord. We have been moved by the gospel. We have affirmed the faith of our forefathers. We have drunk from the cup of life. And yet, the things of the Lord can begin to pale in light of the bright lights of this world and our culture. To us the words that Moses gave to the Israelites as they stood ready to inherit the Promised Land apply:
I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. (Deuteronomy 30:19-20)
What will I choose today?
McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan: Dt 30, Ps 119:73-96, Is 57, Mt 5