Thursday: 7th March, 2019
Reference text: Deuteronomy 30:15-30
Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and
It will take a very zealous or desperate teacher, so much into the success of their students in an examination to provide answers alongside the question paper. However, one thing can be nearly guaranteed: ‘given the existing academic climate, regardless of how closely knit teachers and students are, the weight of associated consequences for both parties somehow discourage such actions.
In spite of this, God, using Moses as his mouthpiece; does this very thing. He offers to Israel a number of choices then proceeds to tell them ‘choose this, not that’. One can therefore ask the question: why does God bother to give options if only one of the available options is what we will be encouraged to take?
Often, we are advised to steer clear of certain things, places and people. Yet, sometimes we prefer to learn things the hard way- through experience. A quote from an old high school magazine provided a rather contrasting description to the popular ‘experience is the best teacher’. It opted to say
‘experience is the worst teacher, because it gives the test before presenting the lesson’.
Beloved, as much as our own experiences can help tell our stories better, there are some of those experiences God will very much want us to avoid hence, His decision to give us answers to the Exam question.’ Sweetheart, not everything must be personally experienced before it teaches us a lesson because we can escape some heartache and headache when we make specific choices.
Remember # God does not want us becoming ‘masters of experiences’ in life, there are those He would have us avoid.