Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Desire & The Choice

If you are a mother, I'm pretty sure that you are aware that a 2-year old child displays the attitude that they already can make choices. To some mothers, they found this cute and amusing, but to some mothers, they found this very annoying.
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Adam and Eve were in the best possible environment. God has given freedom to eat of all the trees in Eden. He drew the boundary lines around only one tree! They had a choice, and it should have been a no-brainer to choose wisely. but their choice was tragic. And the worst thing was, it affected the whole mankind.
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Some blame God for what they see as His restrictions. They may even accuse Him of trying to control their lives. But He gives us a choice, just as He did to Adam and Eve.
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Yes, God draws boundary lines, but they are for our protection. God cares so much about us that He gives us boundary lines so that we will choose what is right.
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David understood this as He wrote; "You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies... I understand more than the ancients, because I keep Your precepts. I have restrained my feet from every evil way, that I may keep Your word." (Psalm 119:98-101)