What power are you choosing to obey today? Addiction to good things and harmful things is powerful. Pauls tells us,
“You belong to the power which you choose to obey, whether you choose sin, whose reward is death, or God, obedience to whom means the reward of righteousness.” (Romans 6:16) What do you belong to?
The reward for choosing anything but Jesus as our central focus is death. And this in not just eternal death, but death today. We cannot experience the life Jesus has for us if our focus is on other things apart from Jesus. The reward of obedience is righteousness, which put simply means, right relationship with God.
The pull to choose other things above God is great. Only through disciplined prayer and focus can we hope to achieve all that God has for us in this life and the next. He is our only hope…