“I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse: therefore choose life” (Deut. 30:19)
What does it mean to choose life in Deuteronomy 30 19?
We choose whether to be blessed by God or cursed by God, choosing between life and death. God’s heart for the Israelites was to be conscious in their choices, rather than like most who are only semi-aware of the choices that are either killing them or building them up.
Where in the Bible does it say I put before you life and death?
See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.
How is life defined in the Bible?
God reveals through the author of Genesis that He created some things with nephesh. This is the Hebrew word usually translated living being in Genesis but also as life, soul or with breath. … Life is also described as being “in the blood” or the “flesh”, or having “breath”.
What is the significance of Deuteronomy?
When translated from the Greek Septuagint, the word “Deuteronomy” means “second law,” as in Moses’ retelling of God’s laws. The dominant theological theme in this book is the renewal of God’s covenant and Moses’ call to obedience, as evident in Deuteronomy 4: 1, 6 and 13; 30: 1 to 3 and 8 to 20.
What does Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world?
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.
What does it profit a man?
“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, but lose his soul?” -Mark 8:36”
What does set before you mean?
set (someone or something) before (someone or something)
1. To place or position someone or something directly in front of someone or something else.
What is it to be chosen by God?
The Old Testament addressed them in Deuteronomy 14:2, “For you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the people who are on the face of the earth.” To be chosen not only meant to be favored, but it required responsible actions.
What does to bear fruit mean?
phrase. If the effort that you put into something or a particular way of doing something bears fruit, it is successful and produces good results.