By Irvin Himmel

Man was created by an all-wise, just, and benevolent God. We are free to acknowledge that fact,,or to speak as a fool and say there is no God (Psa. 14:1).

We have the power to establish whatever lifestyle we wish. God wants us to honor Him and pattern our lives according to His commandments and the divine principles He has revealed. But we are free to reject the will of God and serve our own lusts (Tit. 3:3). if that is our preference.

God loved us and seat His son to be the propitiation for our sins. We may respond to that love by obeying the gospel, or we may choose to decline God’s grace and judge ourselves unworthy of everlasting life (Acts 13:46).

We can allow Jesus Christ to be the Lord and Master of our lives, or we may decide that eternal life is not worth the price of following Jesus (Matt. 10:37, 38).

Each one has the choice of sowing to his flesh and reaping corruption, or sowing to the Spirit and reaping life everlasting (Gal. 6:7, 8).

Every accountable person has the option of serving Satan and receiving the wages of sin, or receiving eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Rom. 6:23).

We may make up our minds to walk by faith, or we may determine to elevate our own wills above the will of Him who created us. The choice is to walk in the good way, or to say, “We will not walk therein” (Jer. 6:16).

God sets before us life and death (Deut. 30:15). Our alternatives are heaven and hell.

Guardian of Truth XXVI: 6, p. 82
February 11, 1982