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There are two main themes running through this story 1) We are called to be Servants 2) What Choices are you making? The choices we make do have consequences...both good and bad! God
Part 2. The Christian life is like a journey down the road to Heaven. Along the way the road ends and splits. How do we handle these crossroads?
We make choices all the time. Every single choice is important. Every single choice comes with a consequence. The Bible is filled with instruction concerning the importance of our choices. For example, in Galatians 6:7, Paul warned, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” The choices of Lot give us a perfect example of this lesson.
Associate Pastor Ginger Medley uses 1 Samuel 17:28-35; 45-47 to emphasize that our weapons are mighty within and the battle is the Lord's. Fear hinders our relationships and it empowers the enemy. We must overcome fear with faith! When you are looking for a solution to a problem, there are going to be obstacles, but you have choices.
The word and work of God concerning Jesus should always be THE deciding factor in our decisions, because the reality of Jesus makes all the difference.
What stops us from experiencing life WITH God? Why aren’t we passionately pursuing Him? God has given us wonderful things in this world for us to enjoy and to make much of Him. Unfortunately we have made the good things ultimate – we worship them instead. The Bible calls this idolatry and when we choose life OVER God it stops us from connecting WITH Him.
We enjoy having choices, don’t we? And, up to a certain point, the more choices we have, the better we like it. (Do you ever get frustrated when there are too many choices?) But choices, or decisions between options, can be frustrating in other ways. One of the ways that choices, or decisions, can be frustrating to us is when the options are too limited. I think this is especially hard the longer that you live in America, where our culture has grown up spoiled and expecting to have lots of choices. If you give them a choice between only two things today, many Americans---and others---will try to add additional choices, such as “both” or “neither,” or they may insist that there really is no need to choose at all. Our lives are filled with decisions---what to wear, what to eat, where to go, what to do, what to say, what to buy, whom to marry, what career to follow, and on and on. Many decisions are trivial and insignificant, and some are essential and life changing. The most critical of all is our decision about Jesus Christ and His kingdom. That is the ultimate choice that determines our eternal destiny. It is that decision that Jesus calls us to make in Matthew 7, because He wants us to be ready, When the World Ends…
What a mess Samson found himself in. The Lord gave Samson the power to kill the lion but his love of honey lead to disastrous consequences. Choices, choices. But God is willing to roll up his sleeves and get involved in our lives. Our mess can become His mess.