Borrowed Truths

The End Of Choices

the end of chopices
Borrowed Truths

The End Of Choices

If you do not have the desire to serve God, then you will not be used by God, we have been blessed with the ability to choose just how profitable we want to be for His glory.

This is in part what Joshua was saying when he said, “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:15) We have a choice, but not all the choices that many people envision. That which we serve we are servants to, (Romans 6:16) and in this area there are only two choices, self or God, and as I have stated before, if you are serving self, you are serving Satan.

This service of self is not only best recognized by those who are lost in their efforts to satisfy their own desires as best as they can in this world, but in every religious organization that does not profess that faith in Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation. Works are the tools they use, and every religion has them, as for those that serve no other god, they become their own god, and by default say with Satan “I will.”

The ability to choose, our free will, has always been there, one must ponder the angels that still reside in heaven, who still serve the Most High, do they still have free will, if they so desired could they still rebel and join the forces of our adversary. The closest conjecture point that I have reached here, and it is only that, just conjecture, is to liken them to those who have been chosen by God, those who have been saved by His grace, who can never lose their salvation. For those of us, the choice is clear, we will serve the Lord until the day of our death by our own free will, led by the Holy Spirit for the glory of God, and so perhaps, as it is with us, the choice to rebel and depart from the Lord has been removed from them, and us. Children are not allowed to run away, they are not allowed to be disobedient for very long, or there will be punishment.

In this regard, those who are now in Christ no longer have a choice, they are forever in Christ, and all glory goes to God for His unspeakable mercy, (Romans 15:9) for this great gift, we would want it no other way. The errant child is punished, as in the account of the prodigal son, and the obedient child is rewarded, as recounted in the same account of that son.

After the moment of our salvation, we still have choices, and those choices we are accountable to, for God does not force virtue on anyone, neither does He tempt us, so, as in all things in this area, we will be held accountable for our lives here on earth, we will reap what we sow. (Gal. 6:7) There are points, moments in time, that we must make decisions on how much we want to serve, how much of the world that we want to leave behind, how many of our friends that are still in the world, even our family members, that we are willing to forsake. We must make the decision of how much of the fellowship of the sufferings of Christ we want to be a part of, and we must make a final decision one day, whose life matters, His or ours?

Here is where the maturity of the man of God begins, it rarely approaches all at once, but comes instead in stages, but sadly, many will not even take that first step after their salvation. This world, those family members and friends do not lose their luster, and as for the fellowship of His suffering, that is avoided at all costs. The choices are ours, they always have been, how you choose means a great deal, in fact, it has eternal meanings, but those choices will all come to an end when your life here on earth ends.

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