Choose life

Hebrews 3:7-14
Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, when you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness, where your fathers put me to the test and saw my works for forty years.
Therefore I was provoked with that generation, and said, `They always go astray in their hearts; they have not known my ways.’
As I swore in my wrath, `They shall never enter my rest.'”
Take care, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.
But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today, ” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
For we share in Christ, if only we hold our first confidence firm to the end.

Homily:
Sin is a veil that separates us from God.

Sin is always marketed as the easy choice (it is not) and easy choices harden the heart.

The first time we sin, we ask for forgiveness, we are forgiven. Then we sin again and the cycle continues.

In Romans 6:1, Apostle Paul asks, “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?”

He then answers in verse 2, “By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?”

I too have sinned, but the following words are a constant reminder on the seeds I am planting – seeds of life (righteousness) or seeds of death (sin):

Galatians 6:7-8
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.

I choose life.