The Transformative Power of Choosing Christ

Deut 17:16b Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.

"There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." Prov. 14:12. "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." Matt 7:13-14.

The Bible says a lot about the right way and the wrong way. As a matter of fact, life can be defined by the choices we make, and the way we go. For the child of God, that way in which we were found before Christ came into our lives was leading us down a path of destruction and eternal damnation in hell. Had it not been for His saving grace, many of us would still be going that way. However, now that we're saved from the errors of our own ways through His shed blood, we have been given a new way to walk. This way is found in Christ. He said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life." Those who truly follow Christ will walk away from their old sinful ways and walk in newness of life. God will change their course. We are new creatures when Christ gets a hold on us!

Therefore, God speaks to His children who were saved from the bondage of Egypt (a type and picture of this world system without Christ), saying, "Ye shall henceforth return no more that way." Why, oh reader, would anyone consider returning to the dregs of sin, after having been saved from such? Consider this; if the Christian life after your profession of faith is no more attractive to you than that which was before, then your heart was never truly converted. Here's why; 1Jn 2:15 says, "Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him." When Christ converts the heart, He gives you a brand new outlook on life! All of a sudden, what sins you used to enjoy, you can no longer participate in or commit without being convicted by the Holy Spirit. Child of God, let this be a reminder to us all, that where God has saved us from has nothing to go back to, and where God has saved us to has nothing to run from!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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