We all have a choice to make. Whom will we trust? Whom will we serve? Who (or what) will we worship?

And the choice we make has consequences, not only in this life but in the life to come. If we choose to trust in the Lord, we will not be saved from trials but we will be given the resources to overcome them – to rise above the circumstances of this world through a transcendent trust in God’s infinite goodness.

Joshua made this choice when he said, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:14-15). Ruth made this commitment by proclaiming to Naomi “your God will be my God and your people my people” (Ruth 1:6).

Each day, we are given the opportunity to make the same choice. Choosing is the most effective way humans sow. And what we sow determines what we will reap. What we choose concerning whom we trust leads to a harvest of either destruction or plenty.

The powers of darkness are vying for our attention. And not all of their pleas are vile (at least not in the superficial sense) – some are appealing to our sinful nature. But their pleas are appalling in the heavenly realms, where truth and righteousness are the order of the day.

Each of us serve as the referee in our own lives. The choice is our responsibility.

You are the only one who can settle the matter of flesh and spirit within your own soul. Whom will you trust? What consequences will you reap?

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”
– Galatians 6:7-8