26 February: Spiritual Euthanasia
In some circles, people are looking for a free choice between life and death, but today’s chapter offers a painless solution for the incurable disease of “sin”.
READ DEUTERONOMY 30 Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
If our newspapers aren’t full of horror stories, our history books show the harshness of life on Planet Earth. Now, with the rise in incurable degenerative disease, some may wonder what “painless solutions” will await their future. While abhorring such shocking realities of life, however, I wonder how many people have seriously understood the current belief system that advocates “simply ceasing to exist” when one dies. Like a painless form of “spiritual euthanasia”, it’s thought to be one solution for the incurable disease of “sin”.
Today’s chapter, however, brings the Lord the Giver of Life into the picture and, with Him a choice. It isn’t difficult for me to reach out and take hold of what my Maker is offering. [v11-13] Apparently, it’s in my mouth and heart [v14] – part of my makeup and original design. So, looking out my window today to contemplate the harsh past, or the turbulent present, I can see that the Creator God has set before me the choice today of life and prosperity, or death and destruction [v15] – and why? So that I’d live. [v16] Therefore, logic tells me that by not choosing LIFE[a], it would be like a form of “spiritual suicide by default” – simply because I’ve chosen to reject the Lord who is our LIFE. [v19-20]
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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.
Wanting to speak directly with the Lord the Giver of LIFE? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[b]
THE LORD’S PRAYER:
1. Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”
Let me give glory to You, Lord, and proclaim Your praises in the nations. [Isaiah 42:12]
2. Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”
The World: Pray for government decisions in Austria[c]
Your Country: Pray for Doctors and Nursing staff
Yourself: Insight into Scripture
Your concerns for today
I ask You Lord for rain in the springtime. It’s You, Lord, who sends the thunderstorms. You give showers of rain to all people and plants of the field to everyone. [Zechariah 10:1]
3. Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”
If I’m strong, Father God, then I ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please myself. Help me to please my neighbour for their good, and to build them up. [Romans 15:1-2]
4. Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”
Vindicate me, Lord, for I’ve led a blameless life. I’ve trusted in You Lord, and haven’t faltered. [Psalm 26:1]
“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”
When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[d] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = The Creator God’s Will
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” [Romans 8:28]
[a] John 1:4 and Colossians 3:4
[b] Matthew 6:5-15
[d] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31