“I Set Before You… Life and Death… choose Life”

This morning’s ponderings.. well, a portion anyways..

In the Garden HE walked and talked with them. They had relationship with Him. They experienced Him. They always had before them the choice of eating from the Tree of Life, or the tree of the KNOWLEDGE of good and evil – He set before them Life and Death. They chose Knowledge over Experience… not understanding that experiences with Him brings knowledge and understanding of Him. [proven by the manner in which many of the Names of God came about] We were never intended to have (or eat of) the knowledge of evil, nor death.

And again to the Israelites – “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! (Deut 30:19 NLT)And yet, once more, for us, the choice of the cross, the choice of salvation through the suffering, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Through the Cross of Christ HE set yet again before us, the choice of Life – for eternity, or death – for eternity.

“… God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.” from 1 Tim 2:3,4 NLT

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