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As you know, every choice you make affects the rest of your life. Every little choice and every big choice affects you thereafter. Every time you decide to get up late it affects the rest of your day, which, in turn, affects the rest of your life. The choice you make to light a cigarette, or not, or drink a beer, or have a baby, or take a walk affects everything that happens afterwards.
God does not make us choose good over evil… or bad over good. In fact, even His Bible is left up to your choice. It is up to you whether or not to read it, and how to interpret it. He made us free to make our own choices. And we live and die by the consequences of our choices.
It is usually easier to do bad than it is to be good. The right decisions are usually the toughest ones. It seems that bad news travels much faster than good news. It's easy to get a bad reputation. But it takes much effort to get a good reputation .
We should always remember how easy it is to take a departure from the truth or what is right. When Christ told Peter at the Last Supper that he would deny Him 3 times before the rooster crows Peter adamantly refused believe it, but before he knew it, by morning he had done exactly as Christ had predicted and was ashamed.
Do you feel shame when you do something wrong? Why? Can you rationalize the Truth? How? Can we justify a lie? Or does doing good make you proud? Why? It feels good to do good. And it hurts to be bad.
The choices are simple. Is it right or wrong? Is it good or bad? Which do you choose? Which will you choose?
Life has many choices, eternity has two.
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