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Choices

After the 40 year reign of Solomon, the ten tribes of the North decided not to follow Rehoboam, Solomon’s successor.  For 210 years, the Northern Kingdom was led by 19 kings whose choices led to destruction in the end. These kings were just, upright, and followed straight paths after the Lord.  One of these kings was Asa, great, great grandson of King David. Kings were to be leaders on many fronts: politically, economically, militarily, and spiritually.  God expected both kings and people to be loyal to Him.  King David was the standard; he set the example of integrity and wholehearted commitment.  …

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Making the Right Choices

In the Old Testament, we find instances where God’s people were asked to make choices. “Therefore, fear the Lord and worship him in sincerity and truth. Get rid of the gods your fathers worshiped and worship the Lord. Choose for yourselves today: Which will you worship – the gods your fathers worshiped in Egypt or the gods of the people in whose land you are living? As for me and my family, we will worship the Lord.” Joshua 24:14-15 (CSB) What was the role of the Old Testament prophet?  Men like Elijah spoke for the Lord to His people.  He …

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The Alternative

Have you ever been so physically or mentally exhausted you didn’t think you could go another minute? You come to a cross road in life when you are forced to make hard choices. Some decisions are life altering, while some get you to the next step in your journey. What about you? Will you continue doing what you’re doing because you are afraid of the alternative? Step out in faith and God will do the rest. Proverbs 16:9 – “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” Dianne Petrey

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Do I Have Growth Responsibility

          “…submit to god. resist the devil and he will flee from you.” James 4:7 I was not saved until I was 17.  Needless to say, that was a long time ago. Over the years, I have learned as I grew in my faith. This verse is an example. I pretty much understood submission to God. I soon learned the devil never has my best interest at heart! So, I would pray for a submissive heart and ask God to keep the devil away from me. A few years ago, studying His word, a rich revelation seemed …

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Believe the Son or Reject the Son

  Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him. John 3:36   Everyone human being falls into one of two camps: 1. Believer 2. Non-believer Some might say, “I haven’t rejected Jesus – I just don’t believe in Him.” But by default, refusing to accept is equivalent to rejecting Him. There is no middle ground. Choosing not to choose is a choice in itself. And, like everything in life, choices bring consequences. Age has a way of humbling us and providing wisdom that can only …

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Choices May Affect Your Destiny

Choices may affect your destiny. Thank God we have a freedom of choice. Otherwise, we would be programmed like a robot. We make thousands of choices each day. You made a few before ever getting out of bed this morning. You could have slept in for the past week, and not go to work, which would probably lead to getting fired from your job. So, we can either make bad choices, and ultimately be miserable and angry, or we can make good choices and be glad we did. There’s one choice in life that determines your destiny. Who are you …