Saturday, April 2, 2016

Choices, Choices, Choices

Larry and I are in the process of doing some major spring cleaning.  Choices are being made about whether we will keep an item, give it away, or if it is beyond its use to throw it away.  Some things are easily decided while others are given more thought.  We have found some hidden treasures along the way.

Every day we have choices to make.  Some are made easily, while others need to be thought through and weighed carefully.  Some may be harmful or hurtful and need to be gotten rid of immediately.

In the Old Testament, Joshua reminds us of two very important choices we need to make daily.   We must decide who we will serve and then also embrace the opportunity to choose life.  Solomon, in his wisdom, invites us to make wise choices in instruction, knowledge, wisdom, friendships, and relationships.  The choices we make have a big impact on who we are, what we contribute to society, and how we will be remembered.  “But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
Joshua 24:15

This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.
Deuteronomy 30:19

Do not envy the violent or choose any of their ways.
Proverbs 3:31

Choose my instruction instead of silver,
    knowledge rather than choice gold,
 for wisdom is more precious than rubies,
    and nothing you desire can compare with her.
Proverbs 8:10-11

The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
Proverbs 12:26

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