MAKING A CHOICE

By

Shelby G. Floyd

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Joel, the prophet, said, “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision” (Joel 3:14). Figuratively, this pictures all of us as in a valley. We have a decision to make, and if we make the right decision, we will climb up to the mountains of success and with God’s approval. If we make the wrong decision will go down into the depths of despair and destruction. So in the words of Joel, every man who lives upon the earth will one day find himself in the valley of decision.

God made us with the power of choice, or the power to decide. You take a robot, or a computer, or a machine, and it has no power of choice or decision. Today, a computer is a wonderful machine or instrument, and they can do wonderful things, but it can’t decide to do anything but what has been programmed by someone else to do. Man is not like that. Man is a creature of choice. We are made in the image of God, and at least a part of that image is the power of choice between right and wrong. You and I then are in the valley of decision. And we must make the decision for the right or for the wrong.

Our lesson then is to encourage each one of you to always consider God’s moral standards, his religious standards and make your decisions in accordance with those standards that God has given. If we make the right choice then we will be glad as long as we live and throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity. If we make the wrong choice, then we will regret that choice forever and forever. Continue reading “MAKING A CHOICE”

The Road Less Travelled

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Shelby G. Floyd

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The photo that I have shared on the screen was taken by someone down at Indiana University. It was shared to me by my granddaughter. I told her that I would use that in a sermon and today I am fulfilling that pledge. I really like that photo that pictures the difficult and narrow road. All of us need to be on the difficult and narrow road that leads to life eternal.

I read about a farmer who had a dog that stayed by the side of the road and chased every car that came by. One day his neighbor said do you think that dog will ever catch a car. The old farmer replied that he wondered if he ever caught a car what would he do with it! At the end of my street we have a family that has a dog tied to the tree and every time we go by he barks and chases the car. He has worn a path all the way around the tree. And like the dog chasing after a car, many of us also are chasing after meaningless goals. And what are we going to do when we reach those goals that are without purpose? Someone has said, “Life is hard by the yard, but by the inch it is a cinch.” We all need to be pursuing worthy goals yard by yard an inch by inch! And so doing we will be blessed and satisfied when we reach those goals. Continue reading “The Road Less Travelled”