The Gift of Choice: One of God’s Many Gifts

A very inspiring story brightened my morning today, and I am quite thankful to have read it. I would like to share the story with you: “Living in the Light.” While the story brought me a lot of wonderful realizations and lessons, I would like to focus and reflect on the subject of “choices”–our God-given freedom to choose.

The freedom of choice is one of God’s best gifts to mankind, but like many of God’s gifts the liberty to choose can also be dangerous. The perils of making the wrong choice are evident in the Bible. As a matter of fact, it is the wrong choice of our first parents that put us here in this sinful world. In the same way that the choice of Adam and Eve to disobey God’s warnings brought them the punishment of death, the choices we will make in our lives will have their corresponding consequences and rewards.

As the Apostle Paul wrote, “For you were called to freedom, brothers.  Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” (Galatians 5:13)

We can choose to live a life in bondage of sin or choose to live a life in Christ and be free from the dangers of the world.