Last week I walked into a bakery shop. An unbelievably good bakery shop. The selection was amazing. Every kind of cookie, pie, donut, cake, bar, and cupcake. On the other side of the bakery was a case that had savory items. I found quiche, meat pies, and lasagnas. This was my first time in the store. I was overwhelmed. There was simply too much from which to choose.
It took me 15 minutes, but I ended up walking out with a veggie and ham quiche. I do love quiche.
David tells us that our LORD has presented us with a choice also. In Psalm 25, David reminds us that God offers us much. He lists some of things God offers, i.e., truth, salvation, compassion, faithful love, goodness, grace, rescue, forgiveness, refuge, deliverance. Then he tells us we have a choice.
“The Lord is good and upright; therefore, He shows sinners the way. He leads the humble in what is right and teaches them His way. All the Lord’s ways show faithful love and truth…. Who is the man who fears the Lord? He will show him the way he should choose. He will live a good life.” [Psalm 25:8-10, 12-13 HCSB]
God will show us the way we should choose, but He will not force us to choose His way.
He will allow us to reject all the good things he offers us. He will allow us to remain in our sin and dead state if that is what we want. It is called free will. Of course, that free will means we also will live with the consequences our choice carries.
However, if we choose wisely, David assures us that “[We] will live a good life.”
That “good life” will be ours both here and in eternity. Amen & Amen.