Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Choose Life!

When all the lights go out and there is nothing but darkness and fear, always remember - Choose Life! 

No matter how difficult and depressing it gets or how tempting it may be to sin, always remember - Choose Life!

Always remember: it is much easier to live (no matter how miserable) then to die!

What does expression "Choose Life" mean and where does it come from? Let's take a look:
YLT Dt 30:19  'I have caused to testify against you to-day the heavens and the earth; life and death I have set before thee, the blessing and the reviling; and thou hast fixed on life, so that thou dost live, thou and thy seed, 
YLT Dt 30:20 to love Jehovah thy God, to hearken to His voice, and to cleave to Him (for He is thy life, and the length of thy days), to dwell on the ground which Jehovah hath sworn to thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to them.'
First of all, the meaning of expression "Choose Life" is literal! No matter how shitty your life gets, you have to always choose life and honor life. For example, if you are depressed and thinking about suicide, you should always choose to live no matter what. Suicide is antagonistic to life and therefore a wrong and stupid choice. Or, for example, your wife is pregnant and you thinking about abortion because you think you can't afford another child. Such thinking is also antagonistic to life and therefore a wrong and stupid choice. Especially if you are not sure what to do in a particular situation - always remember to "Choose Life!".

No - matter - what! Choose Life! Always remember this!

Secondary meaning of expression "Choose Life" is in terms of Torah context. Choosing life means following the Written Torah and clinging to God. In the Torah, God is synonymous with wisdom and perfection, so life is also an attribute that God considers holy. Therefore, if you want to honor God with your life, you will always "Choose Life", meaning that you will follow and live your life according to the Written Torah..

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