Think Through the Gospel of Matthew Day 17 - The Best Choice
Matthew 6:33 - But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
In one of the Indiana Jones movies, Indiana was looking for the Holy Grail. When he and his team finally arrived at the site where it was located, he had to go through a number of tests to get to the specific room where it rested. He weathered death. He had to spell the name of Jehovah correctly in Latin. He had to take a step of faith across a deep precipice. Finally, making it through the tests successfully, he came into a room with an assortment of cups. He was faced with the challenge of having to choose which one belonged to the carpenter from Nazareth. His enemies were pursuing him and they too wound-up meeting him in the room with the assortment of cups.
There was a guardian knight there, and that guardian knight said that the person who chose the cup must choose carefully. In fact, his exact words were “Choose wisely” because there were consequences tied to the choice. Choosing the wrong cup led to death. Choosing the right cup led to life.
Moses says in Deuteronomy 28 “Choose wisely” because within the covenant of God there are blessings and curses.
1. Do you find it challenging to seek the Kingdom of God in your everyday life?
2. Every day we are faced with many choices. Are you taking the time to choose wisely?