Choose Life

I lie prostrate in the dust; give me life in accord with Your word. (Psalm 119:25)

So our life will pass away like the traces of a cloud, and will be dispersed like a mist pursued by the sun's rays and overpowered by its heat. (Wisdom 2:4)

I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Choose life, then, that you and your descendants may live. (Deuteronomy 30:19)

For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have eternal life, and I shall raise him (on) the last day." (John 6:40)

I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)

Now this is eternal life, that they should know You, the only true God, and the One whom You sent, Jesus Christ. (John 17:3)

It is the spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no avail. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life. (John 6:63)

We were indeed buried with Him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in newness of life. (Romans 6:4)

For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. (Matthew 16:25)

Peter said to him, "Master, why can't I follow You now? I will lay down my life for you." Jesus answered, "Will you lay down your life for Me?" (John 13:37-38)

What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? Or what can one give in exchange for his life? (Matthew 16:26)

Yet I live, no longer I, but Christ lives in me; insofar as I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God who has loved me and given Himself up for me. (Galatians 2:20)


(c) Paul Buis, 2005