Sermon: Choose Life
Our sermon today is from Deuteronomy chapter 30.
God puts a choice before his people. And, being the all-knowing,
loving God, he does know what the right choice, the one which brings
choice? Hold fast to God’s commandments
the LORD - JHWH
in His ways
Seems the obvious choice?
What do we choose?
Our Lord knows our choice.
How did Israel choose?
Verbally, “YES, YES, YES”
What did their actions choose?
things that they weren’t to have
with the people they were to destroy
the sabbath for many generations
idol worship to God’s commanded worship
What do we do? Just the same things. We make exactly the wrong
Terrible fix! What are we going to do? We don’t choose life, we
Remember who God is.
the right choice
what we will do
not want us to perish
to rescue us
Our Lord knows that we have departed, that we have fled, like the
slave Onesimus, we have become unprofitable. He desires to rescue us.
So he does it.
entirely human - really one of us
entirely divine - really perfect
= the perfect sacrifice
who keeps God’s law perfectly
who is able to give that perfect obedience and its fruits to us
who is God’s word incarnate
God knows that we need Jesus. We don’t choose life. But Jesus
chooses it for us, for all who believe. He sets before us life,
good, blessing, hope, future, grace.
What will we do to be saved?
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. He is our righteousness.