Today’s scripture(s) verse:

Deuteronomy 30:19-20a

I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, love the Lord your God, obey him, and remain faithful to him.

Every day when I tune in the TV news, no matter what station, it seems there is horror at each and every turn.  Kids being kidnapped, homes robbed, senseless shootings in the streets, in stores, in parks, even in churches.  What has happened?  It seems that Satan has taken over the cities and pronounced doom on them. All the law enforcement, and politicians try to figure out what to do, but nothing seems to work.  No one will pick up the book of instruction and see what has gone wrong.  Most know about the bible, and they might even believe there is a God.  Well Satan, and all his minions know there is a God, because He is the Holy One that kicked all them out of heaven.  Mainly our problem is that we have turned our backs on God.  We kicked Him out of government, kicked Him out of our schools, how many generations of youth have come, and gone out into the world, and never was taught about God?  Countless!  They never had to say the Lord’s Prayer, don’t know anything about the 10 commandments, and let alone being able to recite any of them.  Yes, we as the older generation have failed our young people.  They know all the evil things but have no knowledge of the Holy things. They are trying to fight a spiritual battle, and have no weapons, or armor.  Reading the Old Testament will show how evil mankind can be. Over and Over again the Jews tried to do right with God, but they would not follow the rules, and they suffered the consequences.  God loves, and wants to give us life, He says that over, and over again in His Word, but, man will not listen.  God’s children, trusting, and loving Jesus our Savior truly ache in our hearts because people will not listen.  What will it take before people will pick up their bible, and read God’s Holy Word?  God has given us the greatest gift of all, His only Son.  Jesus died, and paid the price for all our sin, and through Him we can be free from Satan’s grip.  Jesus is, “The way, the truth, the life”  there is salvation in no other.  He, and He alone, defeated sin, death, Satan, and hell itself, forever.  Satan will never be able to rule over the world again, so we should all join ranks with Jesus, and praise Him for this victory.  So God gives us a choice, “life and blessings, or death and curses.”   What will you choose?  I choose life, and stand with Jesus. Man can do all things to my body, but cannot touch my soul and spirit, yet God can destroy body and soul.  God loves all of us beyond any imagining.  He takes no pleasure in punishing the wicked.  Trust Jesus today, and have eternal life.