I call Heaven and Earth to witness against you today: I place before you Life and Death, Blessing and Curse. Choose life so that you and your children will live. And love God, your God, listening obediently to him, firmly embracing him. Oh yes, he is life itself, a long life settled on the soil that God, your God, promised to give your ancestors, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Deuteronomy 30:19-20 (MSG)
All throughout the Bible, people had the freedom to choose. David had choices to make. Should he stand up to Goliath or go home as his brothers said? Should he call Bathsheba to his home or walk back into the palace and talk to one of his wives? Should he own up to what he did with Bathsheba or eliminate the problem by killing Uriah?
Everyone in the Bible had choices to make. Sometimes they made good choices. Sometimes they didn't.
The Bible is pretty clear that the choice is always ours. We are never forced to do anything. Sometimes our choices will lead us to choose between our relationship with God or ourselves. I think, most of the time, the choice is about focus. Am I focusing on what God would want in this situation or what I want?
So, what do you choose to focus on? Most importantly, is your focus on God?