“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 your make. Oh, that you would choose life so that you and your descendants might live! You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying Him, and committing yourself firmly to Him. This is the key to your life. And if you love and obey the Lord, you will live long in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” Deuteronomy 30:19-20.
Keys are critical. I hold my breath every time I watch a magician, confined by a straight jacket, submerged in a locked tank of water struggling to get loose. Finally loose, he isn’t home free until he secures the key to unlock the tank! Without the key, he dies!
Keys can also be worthless. How many of you have keys on your ring, drawer, or a jar in the garage that you have no earthly idea what it unlocks. I know it’s hard, but without the lock, you might as well throw it away. That key has no purpose unless you’re a key collector!
Keys can be misplaced. How many times do you find yourself searching for your keys? I lost my entire key ring once on a Saturday afternoon. Not only were my car and home keys on my ring, but my office building key, too! I dreaded making that phone call to my boss. Two weeks later, my keys were returned to me, but it wasn’t until after my company replaced all of the outdoor locks to our building!
Keys are tangible as well as intangible. Some people have spent their entire lifetime searching for the keys to life, success, happiness, and wealth only to end up empty-handed because the key to life is found in God.
God gives us a choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. He doesn’t force His will on us but lets us decide whether to follow or reject Him. The decision, however, is a life-or-death matter.
Moses pleaded with the children of Israel to “choose life; choose God!” God wants us to choose life, too.
You can make this choice by committing yourself firmly to God. This is the key to your life. God bless you as you start your new journey with Jesus!
Great is God’s Faithfulness~Deb