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Coria Brock

March 23, 2024

Deuteronomy 30:19, New Living Translation

“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses…”

Imagine that right now you are standing in the middle of a crossroads, and each direction will lead you to a different destination. What will you do? 


Let’s look at the choices of Abram and Lot and consider the decisions they made. 


“So Abram said to Lot, ‘Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herders and mine, for we are close relatives. Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left, I’ll go to the right; if you go to the right, I’ll go to the left.’” (Genesis 13:8-9, NIV)


“Lot looked around and saw that the whole plain of the Jordan toward Zoar was well watered, like the garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt. (This was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.) So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east…” (Genesis 13:10-11, NIV)

Abram made a choice based on love, and it aligned with Biblical truth, “Not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus…” (Philippians 2:4-5, NIV) Lot made his decision according to the pleasure he desired. This was the same as the choice Eve made. And the outcome (consequences) was the same as those of Adam and Eve – he was lost in the wilderness (the fallen world). 

In spite of Abram’s decision, God blessed him just as He blessed Solomon when he delighted in the ways of the Lord:


“The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, ‘Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever.’” (Genesis 13:14, NIV)


We are all standing at a crossroad daily and often it may seem like we are faced with many options. However, there are only two options in the end – life or death. And there is only one option that will bring joy, peace, hope, and everlasting life, and that is Jesus. He is the way, the truth, and the life. (John 14:6) The truth that can lead you out from all confusion with penetrating insight. The life will never expire and will be a life of abundance. The way will take you directly to the destination without detour, dead end, or any risk of crashing. 


My dear friends, give God and His Word a chance to work in your life! Take His Word into your heart, apply His Word in each decision, and live your life in alignment with His Word. Then you will recognize the change in your life and experience the reward that God blesses you with.

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