At this point in the story of the people of Isreal, they had been wondering in the wilderness for forty years. They had been taught so much by The Lord through Moses. He had given them instructions on everything from hygiene to tithes and offerings. As the book of Deuteronomy comes to a close Moses says his final words to the people and then he gets a glimpse of the promise land. After Moses dies, Joshua becomes the leader and it’s Joshua who will lead the people into the land that they’ve spent these 40 years walking towards.
The passage of scripture from this section that keeps coming to my mind is Deuteronomy 30:19-20. The Lord set before them a choice. They could choose life or death…blessings or curses. The Lord pleads with them to CHOOSE LIFE. He says, “Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and so that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life…”
No truer words have ever been written. May we choose life today and everyday. Because the Lord is our life. Nothing else is better.