Life or Death

Deuteronomy 30:11-14

“Indeed, these commands that I’m giving you today are neither confusing nor unattainable for you. They aren’t in the heavens, so you have to ask, ‘Who’ll go up to the heavens for us and get it for us so we can hear it and act on it?  And they aren’t beyond the seas either, so you have to ask, ‘Who’ll cross the sea and get it for us so we can hear it and act on it? No, the word is very near you—it’s within your mouth and heart for you to attain.”

When reading this passage, I remember when Paul referenced it in Romans 10:5-8.  I enjoy it when the New Testament references the Old Testament.  But Paul does this because it is a simple and important message.  God clearly tells us what he wants and expects from us.  He does not hide this from us.  God’s laws are written in the Bible and His love is in the world around us.

The problem most people have is not understanding what to do, but to make the choice to follow what God commands of us.  I have heard many people say that they would follow God if they knew what He wanted and never cracked open the Bible to see for themselves.  So I ask you all, do you choose life or death?  Will you accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior?  Will you read and follow God’s instruction?  These are only questions you can answer yourself.  I pray everyone comes to the same conclusion and choose life. I will leave you with one last verse.

Romans 6:23

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

6 thoughts on “Life or Death

  1. laurelwolfelives August 24, 2016 / 10:43 pm

    I have always been a believer…I’ve just been mad at Him for a very long time.

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      • laurelwolfelives August 24, 2016 / 11:39 pm

        Because after a lifetime of praying, begging and hoping, His answer was always no.
        All I ever wanted was to be loved…and He said no.

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        • Pastor Ramon Diaz August 24, 2016 / 11:54 pm

          You are loved, God loves all his children.
          1 Corinthians 7:32-35
          “I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord. But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife, and his interests are divided. And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband. I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.”

          Sometimes it’s best to be single and devote your time into loving the Lord and everything will fall into place. It’s when we do not get what we want that we feel like God is not listening to our prayers. God does what is best for us, but it is not for our understanding but His. That’s where faith comes in.

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          • laurelwolfelives August 25, 2016 / 4:08 pm

            You can quote scriptures to me all day long and actually, I can more than hold my own when it comes to the Bible.
            The Bible is full of inspirational scriptures and stories but I live in the real world.
            One of my favorite sayings used to be “God plants no sorrow on limbs too weak to bear.” I lived by that for years…even when my limbs were broken.
            Now…I just let Him focus on the people He obviously thinks are more important….and it’s okay.

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          • Pastor Ramon Diaz August 25, 2016 / 4:32 pm

            This reminds me of my anger towards my father when I was younger. He was a alcoholic and a woman beater. I was almost a miscarriage and when my mother tried to leave him, he wanted to kill us. For years I was full of anger and resentment and prayed for things to happen to him so I can move forward in my life. It was not until I truely forgave him that my anger and bitterness left my heart. I understood that the only thing that I need to know is that God did you show us His love when He sent His Son to die on the cross for us. When understanding that and understanding that we have a Heavenly Father that always loves us gave me closure. I have prayed for you and I hope this helps you. If you would like to talk more on this issue please email me at my contact page and I’ll give you my number so we can talk. I am not saying I have an answer for your problems, but I would like to listen and maybe help you cope with what you are dealing with.

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