15 See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, death and adversity. 16If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I am commanding you today, by loving the Lord your God, walking in his ways, and observing his commandments, decrees, and ordinances, then you shall live and become numerous, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to possess. 17But if your heart turns away and you do not hear, but are led astray to bow down to other gods and serve them, 18I declare to you today that you shall perish; you shall not live long in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess. 19I call heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, 20loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and holding fast to him; for that means life to you and length of days, so that you may live in the land that the Lord swore to give to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
Devotion by Lynne Buell
Life or death? That’s an easy choice, right? But if we desire to choose life, it’s the choices we make in how we live our lives that will determine our true success. Choosing life involves more. Loving is a whole experience as a human being, utilizing intelligence and conscience. Listening to the voice of God. Learning how to treat others. Sharing our gifts with others. I think that explains life in a nutshell.
To love God with our whole selves.
To follow God’s voice as we walk.
To cleave to God by keeping commandments.
This is the way to life, not death.