Free to Choose God’s Way
If God already knows what we are going to do, why doesn’t He do something about it? Deuteronomy 17 covers animal sacrifices and how to judge correctly. Then in verse 4, God says, “When you go into the land that I am giving you, you will one day want a king to rule over you.” God didn’t say, IF you GO, but WHEN you GO. He didn’t say, IF you WANT a king, but WHEN you WANT a king.
God understands human nature. There isn’t one thing or thought about humanity that goes without notice. God knows it all.
In 1 Samuel, more than 100 years later, the people make God’s Word a reality by asking for a king.
So if God knew they were going to ask for a king, why didn’t He do something to stop them from wanting a king?
God has given us the ability to choose. Sometimes, He does things to help our choices and other times He doesn’t. Even though God gives us the freedom to choose, He always tells us to choose the option that is best for us.
In Christianity, there are many debates over what kind of free will God has given us (limited, unlimited, influenced, etc.), but there can be no debate over which CHOICES God tells us to make and the wonderful benefits that come from CHOOSING His ways.
If you are a Christian and you feel that struggle between choosing to do what God wants and what you or the world wants, listen closely: CHOOSE GOD.
It’s going to be hard. It might even cost you friends, relationship or job. But choosing what Jesus wants for your life is always the best choice.