Deu 30v19-20 – Choose life

What are the names of the gods you worship? Fame? Success? Praise? Pleasure? Money? Do these gods, and our pursuit of them, draw us closer to or further away from a relationship with our Heavenly Father? As Israel entered the promised land, Joshua warned them sternly. “But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them, I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess.” (Deuteronomy 30:17-18). We may think we are much stronger than Israel. Of course, I can pursue fame, pleasure, success, and money. It won’t impact my relationship with God. Maybe I won’t have as much time to care for the poor, or read God’s word, or pray, or go to church. But I’ll be OK. However, Israel’s warning is our warning. The pursuit of other gods will destroy us. And so Joshua pleads for the Israelites to “choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the LORD your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days” (Deuteronomy 30:18-19). Today, cling fast to your Heavenly Father for He is your life and length of days. Open Bible –

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