The Key to Life

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“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







30 thoughts on “The Key to Life

  1. Excellent! I like how you said it’s ultimately our choice what we do with the keys to the Kingdom of God. The Lord makes them available, but He will not force us to use them.

    Your post reminds me of what Jesus told Peter about his role in the formation of the church: “I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose shall be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:19

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      1. Ok! I pray all goes well. I was talking to another friend who is a teacher and she is still unsure what will happen. I think they may give an option for online or classroom.

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  2. Great article! “Keys” in the Kingdom of God symbolizes power and authority for the Believer. 😇 Your post reminds me of the scripture in the book of Matthew in which Jesus tells Peter He is giving him keys to heaven to bind and loose. Thanks for sharing!👑👣

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      1. Thank you for asking, getting better everyday, I have been up early in the morning before the Texas Sun is up and walking. I need to build my strength back up. I am taking my immune boosters everyday as well.

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  3. I love this post, Deborah. I enjoyed the keys analogy, I was able to identify with all, including losing my work keys 😁😁 but most importantly I praise the Lord, that I’ve chosen His Key to Everlasting life. Thank You, Lord! Great post

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  4. God gives us the key to a new life. It is indeed our choice with what we do with those keys. Thanks for sharing Deb.
    Will also be praying as the school year is going to start soon 😊💙.

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  5. Oh what a lovely post, Ms. Deb. You showed us how important keys (and even locks are). Thank you for reminding us that only the Lord has the key available to our eternity. Not the success we may relentlessly chase after, for as Joshua 1:8 tells us, success comes through mediating on His Word day and night.

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  6. Well done Deb! I appreciate God’s help in finding the misplaced keys in my life. Thanks for sharing the analogy of our earthly keys contrasted with heavenly keys. Peace be with you!

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