God loves us, Choices are not all good, following God's commands is best
Our culture puts a high value  on our "right" to make choices.

And many people feel each person should determine right and wrong, even when their decisions affect the lives of others.

God also puts a high value on choice. 

Unlike our culture, God makes it clear that some choices are wrong and harmful (Proverbs 14:12). He offers clear guidelines and commands and warns us of temporary and eternal damage.

His commands protect our hearts and souls.

Our culture loves choice. God loves us

Bible Study

1. The following passages offer Biblical insights on choice:

Joshua 24:15: ..if you refuse to serve the LORD, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the LORD." NLT  

Proverbs 14:12: There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. ESV  

Genesis 4:6-7: Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? 7 If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.” ESV  

John 14:21: Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.” ESV

copyright 2015, Gail Burton Purath, 
All Scripture NIV unless otherwise noted

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