26 February: Spiritual Euthanasia

When it comes to avoiding pain or the adverse effects of decline, people in some circles have suggested a free choice between life and death. But today’s chapter offers a painless solution for our greatest incurable disease: “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.


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” could be pursued with our free choice. While not ignoring the shocking realities of life, I wonder how many people have fully unpacked their current belief system that believes, or assumes, that we simply “cease” to exist if we die.

Today’s chapter brings in the Lord the Giver of Life into the picture; and with Him, His Eternal Life. This must be added to our free choices. That true, it isn’t difficult for me to reach out and take hold of what my Maker is offering. [v11-13] Apparently, my capacity for ‘taking it in’ is part of my makeup and original design: its already in my mouth and heart. [v14] So, looking out my window today to contemplate the harsh past, the turbulent present, and unforeseen future, I can see that the Creator God has set before me the choice today: life and prosperity, or death and adversity [v15] – and why?… So that I would LIVE. [v16] By not choosing LIFE[a], would be like a form of “spiritual suicide” by default, simply because I’ve chosen to reject Him who is the source of 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]


   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 deliver 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

[c] http://www.operationworld.org/country/autr/owtext.html

[d] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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