For whoso findeth Me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD. But he that sinneth against Me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate Me love death.
Today's text presents a profound but powerful message as it relates to eternal life and death. There is two courses for life one either love God or hate Him by rejecting His Son Jesus Christ and living according to one's own rules. A person's own rules usually include the ways of society which is contrary to those of God.
The question now becomes, which do I choose life or death? To choose life then one demonstrates his love for God where there are blessings and favor. The ultimate blessing for choosing God is eternal life. Also, in choosing life the person becomes adopted sons of God and members of His holy nation of priests. Being part of God's holy nation we as believers look peculiar to the world, but that's okay because we are the apple in God's eyes.
Whereas in choosing death the person has decided that there is no God and I am the highest order of authority and what I feel, think and or say is right with no consequences to be had; wrong on all accounts.
Allow me to close this discussion by saying, choose Christ as there is life in Him with blessings no one else can give. Choosing life in Christ is an expression of gratitude to God for His love, grace and mercy.
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