SUMMARY: Ultimate offer
OVERVIEW: God offers Israel hope even if they disobey him. If Israel repents and turns back to God, he will receive them.
BIG IDEA: Our choices impact our lives and our legacy.
KEY VERSE: Deuteronomy 30:19–20 (Moses to Israel)
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 you 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.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
You always have a choice. Even if you want nothing to do with me and choose to run from me, I will allow it. Yet you also can choose to turn back. I will be waiting. But I want you to avoid the pain and isolation of living on your own and serving false gods. Why do that to yourself? It’s a life of chaos and fatigue. Simplify your life and enjoy it by choosing to follow me instead.
Choose me, and allow me to mold and shape you into a person of purpose and power. I can do that, and I want to do that. You are not simply one of the billions of people on the earth. You are my child, and I want to love you, bless you, encourage you, and protect you. I want to empower you to make an impact in the lives of others today and help you leave a legacy of hope, love, and faithfulness for generations.
What is one decision you can make today that demonstrates your faith in God? Make that choice and follow Jesus with boldness and courage.