What choices must everyone in life ask for in order to win the war over death?
I read a Michael Wilson Blog Post titled: “Through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,” which contained this statement:
“Am I in a war? Is this a battle? Yes, it is. Jesus knows it is true. I must take a side. It must be the side of Jesus. There is no “neutral ground”. Either I am for Jesus or I am against Him. I don’t get to “not choose”. That isn’t an option.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate a Bible verse related to King Solomon to remind us about life and death war choice we must make “That isn’t an option.”
God said to Solomon, “Since this is your heart’s desire and you have not asked for wealth, possessions or honor, nor for the death of your enemies, and since you have not asked for a long life but for wisdom and knowledge to govern my people over whom I have made you king,
King Solomon 1 Kings 3:16-28- Contemporary English Version
Solomon Makes a Difficult Decision
16 One day two women[a] came to King Solomon, 17 and one of them said:
Your Majesty, this woman and I live in the same house. Not long ago my baby was born at home, 18 and three days later her baby was born. Nobody else was there with us.
19 One night while we were all asleep, she rolled over on her baby, and he died. 20 Then while I was still asleep, she got up and took my son out of my bed. She put him in her bed, then she put her dead baby next to me.
21 In the morning when I got up to feed my son, I saw that he was dead. But when I looked at him in the light, I knew he wasn’t my son.
22 “No!” the other woman shouted. “He was your son. My baby is alive!”
“The dead baby is yours,” the first woman yelled. “Mine is alive!”
They argued back and forth in front of Solomon, 23 until finally he said, “Both of you say this live baby is yours. 24 Someone bring me a sword.”
A sword was brought, and Solomon ordered, 25 “Cut the baby in half! That way each of you can have part of him.”
26 “Please don’t kill my son,” the baby’s mother screamed. “Your Majesty, I love him very much, but give him to her. Just don’t kill him.”
The other woman shouted, “Go ahead and cut him in half. Then neither of us will have the baby.”
27 Solomon said, “Don’t kill the baby.” Then he pointed to the first woman, “She is his real mother. Give the baby to her.”
28 Everyone in Israel was amazed when they heard how Solomon had made his decision. They realized that God had given him wisdom to judge fairly.
What’s My Point?
In life we all will make millions of optional wise or foolish choices.
When King Solomon asked for wisdom from God, it “amazed everyone when they realized God had given him wisdom to judge fairly.”
My point is since everyone born will not have any options to choose to win the final battle over death.
Perhaps we should discern the message in the post I read this morning, and consider emulating who King Solomon asked for wisdom to make choices in life?
In My Opinion
A lot of people I read about every morning in the news have obviously made a foolish life choice by not asking the right person for wisdom before they acted on the choices, they made that lead to death of either body or souls.
“While it is still alive” should we ask for wisdom to avoid foolish choices that have no options to “not kill the baby,”
When it comes time in our lives that we have become powerless to choose anymore, will we be s sorrowful or amazed when we are judged fairly for the wise or foolish choice conundrum, we made in life to win the war over death?
Read the Source Links below.
Michael Wilson Post
Biblegateway – Kings 3:16-28- Contemporary English Version