Deuteronomy 30:19-20 “This day I call heaven and 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 and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”
The Scene: A framed picture of a tree which is half full of life and half dead. The fruit shown on the living tree half–symbolic of those who have shown they live for God and are bearing the fruit given them through the Holy Spirit. (see Galatians 5:22 which describes the fruit of the Spirit.)
Jesus offers everyone the tree of life. Some choose life while others choose the tree of death. 2 Corinthians 5:10 says, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad.”
Father God rewards those who by faith diligently seek Him and choose eternal life with Him in heaven.
Hebrews 11:6 ” And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
Hebrews 9:27 “Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.”
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5-53 LIFE/DEATH (CHOICES)