You shall also say to this people, ‘Thus says the LORD, “Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death. Jeremiah 21:8
This scripture pretty much sums it up, God is the way between life and death. We like to believe that we can control our own destiny. We like to believe that we can save ourselves. However all of these are lies and self deception. To reject God is to reject your mortal soul!
A couple of Israelites (Pashur and Zephaniah) came to the prophet Jeremiah and told him “ Speak to God on our behalf, and tell him to destroy Babylon” How many of us today still do the same thing? We believe we can tell God what to do in our lives, we treat God like a genie to grant all of our wishes
However God had different plans, because the Israelites were so sinful and disobedient, he was going to allow the Babylonians to destroy them. Some might say “This is cruel” “How can God do this”, Israel never truly put their faith and trust in God. They only used him when they needed him.
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. John 14:6
Fast forward to coming of Jesus Christ, who took the punishment for all our sins so we can be truly saved. God set the way of life and that is Jesus. Jesus is the only way to eternal life, all other ways lead to death!
God set before you the way, the truth, and the life Trust in Jesus Amen!