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Topic: Paths (05/17/04)
By Robert Drury
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Listen to the Word of God, trust in the Word of God, do as the Word of God tells you to do and you will always choose the right path. "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path." Psalm 119:105.
What lesson can be learned from such contrast? How could two apostles who were actually chosen by Jesus and experienced first hand the power and glory of His word choose such different paths? Nothing in the universe is more powerful than the Word of the living God. Yet, in His great wisdom and mercy, He, through His only begotten Son our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus, gives each of us the opportunity to SUBMIT to His word or REJECT it. Our caring Father loves us beyond all measure and is by no means an "Indian Giver," He gave us free will so we could more fully experience the ecstasy of choosing to love Him and to glorify Himself so we could benefit from loving Him even more! He will never take back our will from us, we can only give it back to Him if we choose to.
To love authentically and fully, one must be able to choose to do so, and therefore, also be able to choose not to, just as the triune God who is love personified, chooses to love Himself. Peter chose the glorious path of love and salvation, Judas chose the pitiful path of self hatred and condemnation. Which path will you chose?