Pastor Rick Jackson
Every day we make scores of choices. Some small, insignificant and some life-changing though we may not know it at the time. All through our lives we will have choices to make. Adam and Eve made the first wrong choice and we have all been affected by it. We are not islands. Our choices affect others. Joshua told Israel, "And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."
Elijah said, " How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him."
"Whenever you are confronted with a decision- you do make one! Even deciding to put off the decision is a decision!" -Evangelist Bill Rice III
Jesus put it this way, "He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad." [Mt. 12:30]
In the book of Hebrews we see lots of choices people made and their results. One man who made some wise choices that affected not only his life and the life of millions in his time but continues to affect lives today is the man we call Moses. Moses parents made a wise decision and Moses was spared death as an infant. Let's look at some of his decisions.
I. MOSES CHOSE GOD OVER POSITION [v. 24]
Henry Clay was once offered a deal that would guarantee him the presidency. Knowing it to be morally wrong Clay replied, "Gentlemen, I'd rather be right than president." He never was president but we remember him more than many presidents because of his character.
II. MOSES CHOSE GOD OVER PLEASURE [v. 25]
David made the wrong choice in this area and he is remembered still for this sin. Many lives have been ruined because of the pursuit of pleasure. How many people have been snuffed out in the prime of life in seeking some high from drugs or alcohol? The adults who allow it or set the bad example are also making the wrong choice.
III. MOSES CHOSE GOD OVER RICHES [v. 26]
Jesus said, "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." [Mt. 6:24]
IV. MOSES CHOSE GOD OVER GOVERNMENT [v. 27]
FAITH=Forsaking All I Trust Him [1 Co. 2:14, 2 Co. 4:4, Heb. 11:6]
V. MOSES CHOSE GOD OVER UNBELIEF [v. 28]
VI. MOSES CHOSE GOD OVER SURRENDER [v. 29]
Choosing God is always the right choice. Choosing God's way is always the right choice. Choosing God's Word is always the right choice. So, MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE!