You may have heard these 2 words outside of Christianity, but wonder how applies to your life now. Today we will be talking about free will.
From Genesis until the end of time, humans are given 2 main options. Do I want to do what is right? or do I want to do what is convenient?
In the book of Ezekiel, God’s protection was removed from Jerusalem because their community chose to not do what was wise [11:22-25.] The few that chose to be loyal to the lord was spared from destruction [12:16]. As the book progresses, accountability and consequences are addressed. Those who decided to do their own thing did not receive a blessing from obedience. In the New Testament, Jesus came to give everyone grace so we would be spared when we make mistakes.
Maturing in our faith, means we take the necessary steps to find the right thing to do. For me, I pray for wisdom or ask someone I trust for advice. We all have the option to use our eyes and ears for guidance. [Ezekiel 12:1]
Success is always a result of doing the right thing. In the long run, faith and hard work will always lead to reward. Jesus says that the path to righteousness is narrow, but also declares he will provide his strength.
So what will you choose?