When Tom and Bill ask Sally to marry, she may sob all she wishes, “I can’t choose between them,” but her refusal to choose is a choice ― a choice not to be married. When the Israelites of Elijah’s day refused to choose between God and Baal, they were choosing not to belong to God and that choice has eternal consequences. Today’s devotional is a call to choose, to choose well, and to know that your choice can “make all the difference.” God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
1 Kings 18:21
1 Kings 18:21 English Standard Version (ESV)
21 And Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.” And the people did not answer him a word.
Matthew 7:13-14 English Standard Version (ESV)
13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy[a] that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.
I Kings 18:21; Matthew 7:13-14
“THE ROAD NOT TAKEN”
“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
[Robert Frost in Treasured Poems that Touch the Heart compiled by Mary Sanford Lawrence, (New York: Bristol Park Books, 1996), p. 234-235]