Thursday, March 16, 2023

VALLEY of DECISION

 

Joel 3:14

King James Version

14 Multitudes, 

multitudes in the valley of decision: 

for the day of the Lord is near 

in the valley of decision.


Agonizing over decisions?

What would a true born again do?

He doesn't agonize over decisions.

He's made that 180-degree turn.

There is no vacillating over decisions.

SPIRIT and SCRIPTURE have made it pretty clear for us:


GOD, or man?

Colossians 3:23

King James Version

23 And whatsoever ye do, 

do it heartily, 

as to the Lord, 

and not unto men;


GOD, or strange gods?

Psalm 115:3-8

King James Version

3 But our God is in the heavens: 

he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.

4 Their idols are silver and gold, 

the work of men's hands.

5 They have mouths, but they speak not: 

eyes have they, but they see not:

6 They have ears, but they hear not: 

noses have they, but they smell not:

7 They have hands, but they handle not: 

feet have they, but they walk not: 

neither speak they through their throat.

8 They that make them are like unto them; 

so is every one that trusteth in them.


GOD, or mammon?

Matthew 6:24

King James Version

24 No man can serve two masters: 

for either he will hate the one, and love the other; 

or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. 

Ye cannot serve God and mammon.


GOD, or the world?

Luke 16:15

King James Version

15 And he said unto them, 

Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; 

but God knoweth your hearts: 

for that which is highly esteemed among men 

is abomination in the sight of God.


JESUS, or the devil?

1 John 3:8

King James Version

8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; 

for the devil sinneth from the beginning. 

For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, 

that he might destroy the works of the devil.


SPIRIT, or flesh?

Galatians 5:16

King James Version

16 This I say then, 

Walk in the Spirit, 

and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.


ETERNAL LIFE, or sin?

Romans 6:23

King James Version

23 For the wages of sin is death; 

but the gift of God is eternal life 

through Jesus Christ our Lord.


FULL DEVOTION to GOD, or neutral?

Revelation 3:15-16

King James Version

15 I know thy works, 

that thou art neither cold nor hot: 

I would thou wert cold or hot.

16 So then because thou art lukewarm, 

and neither cold nor hot, 

I will spue thee out of my mouth.


LOVE, or hate?

Matthew 5:43-48

King James Version

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, 

Thou shalt love thy neighbour, 

and hate thine enemy.

44 But I say unto you, 

Love your enemies, 

bless them that curse you, 

do good to them that hate you, 

and pray for them 

which despitefully use you, 

and persecute you;

45 That ye may be the children of your Father 

which is in heaven: 

for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil 

and on the good, 

and sendeth rain on the just 

and on the unjust.

46 For if ye love them which love you, 

what reward have ye? 

do not even the publicans the same?

47 And if ye salute your brethren only, 

what do ye more than others? 

do not even the publicans so?

48 Be ye therefore perfect, 

even as your Father which is in heaven 

is perfect.


STRAIT GATE, or wide gate?

Matthew 7:13-14

King James Version

13 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:

14 Because strait is the gate, 

and narrow is the way, 

which leadeth unto life, 

and few there be that find it.


LIFE and GOOD, or death and evil?

Deuteronomy 30:15-19

King James Version

15 See, 

I have set before thee this day life and good, 

and death and evil;

16 In that I command thee this day 

to love the Lord thy God, 

to walk in his ways, 

and to keep his commandments 

and his statutes and his judgments, 

that thou mayest live and multiply: 

and the Lord thy God shall bless thee 

in the land whither thou goest to possess it.

17 But if thine heart turn away, 

so that thou wilt not hear, 

but shalt be drawn away, 

and worship other gods, 

and serve them;

18 I denounce unto you this day, 

that ye shall surely perish, 

and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, 

whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.

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 thy seed may live:


GRACE through FAITH, or works?

Ephesians 2:8-9

King James Version

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; 

and that not of yourselves: 

it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, 

lest any man should boast.


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