The One Choice That Led to Death

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The One Choice That Led to Death

by Bishop Keith A. Butler

And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the

judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many

offences unto justification.

Romans 5:16

The first instance of God saying something and it not being done

occurred after God gave a limit to Adam, and satan challenged Eve about

whether God had really said it. In the end, Adam openly disobeyed the

one limit God placed on his existence and purpose in Paradise. As a

consequence, Adam and Eve were ejected from the garden and gave up

their crowns for the yoke of death.

Again, it wasn’t God’s choice; it was a human one. It is still that

way. Our choices always have consequences. God chose to risk everything

by giving us the power of choice in the hope that we would choose His

way freely and from the heart.

God gave Adam one boundary and countless free choices outside that

boundary. Humankind tends to set up countless boundaries and provide

only a few limited choices-especially when God has been removed from

the center of their lives.

Prayer for Today


I praise you for loving me enough to set boundaries, for loving me

enough to show me the good path which leads to life. Thank you for your

Word which gives light to my way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Selah: Think on These Things

* Galatians 3:10

* James 2:10