CHOOSE LIFE! – Deuteronomy 30:19a Devotional

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Deuteronomy 30:19a – Devotional

Deuteronomy 30:19a

“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.

Many times I have sat near grieving individuals who have just experienced the loss of a loved one. In a few instances I have been the one to deliver the news of that loved one’s death.

At times I have heard statements to the effect that God needed another angel — and the deceased person was that angel. I am always compelled to debunk the false notion that we become angels when we die.

It always delights me to learn that the deceased person had received Jesus as their personal Savior. All too often, however, there is no indication that the deceased had ever received Christ as their personal Savior. Some have tried to paint a picture of salvation where there is no basis for that false hope.

In contrast to this false comfort are those who have made the choice to go God’s way. When believers close their eyes in death, they awaken to life everlasting. That is real comfort that is based upon the certainty of God’s Word.

May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!

– – – Pastor Cecil

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