Monday, January 5, 2015

The Unavoidable Choice

“The thief’s [Satan’s] purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My [Jesus’] purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” – John 10:10 (NLT).

The New Living Translation’s paraphrase of this verse is a good one, and reminds us of this crucial fact that we so often shrink from facing: there are only these two alternatives. This is the choice we all inevitably face. There is no third alternative.

So we must choose: to stay on the broad way of the Thief, with its inevitable miseries, or to enter into the narrow way of Jesus that leads to “a rich and satisfying life” (in this world, and in the next). Not to choose, is to choose nonetheless.

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