I Choose To Obey

"I call heaven and earth today to witness against you: I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live, by loving the LORD, your God, heeding his voice, and holding fast to him. For that will mean life for you, a long life for you to live on the land which the LORD swore he would give to your fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob." (1)

By Degree, Not Decree

I am a freeman -- I avoid
The trappings of obedience;
But in my license, I'm destroyed,
And trapped in disobedience.

I am a chooser -- I decide
To discover what's truth for me;
Yet in my searching, I'll have died,
Failing to pierce God's mystery.

I am a child -- I follow
The Lamb wherever He may lead;
The Truth is not hard to swallow --
The Bread of Life on which I feed.

For God gave us freedom to choose
To follow Him or lose the way;
When we take charge -- that's when we lose:
True freedom's found when we obey!


(c) Paul Buis, 2000

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(1) Deuteronomy 30:19-20