The late Norman Cousins wrote, in his book, Human Options, that human beings are unique in their ability to entertain options and make choices. Although I have at least one friend who challenges that idea and says that dogs seem to choose what they will do, I agree with Cousins. What a privilege is ours, to be able to decide whether we will do good or evil. We can choose life or death. In a passage in Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Israel is told that there are options before them. Papa God then says, “Choose life”(verse 19). Once we have tasted of the divine life and entered into a relationship with this great God, the choice is ours to continue following Him.
These days, I am carefully weighing the decisions I make, both large and small. Every choice this taster makes, has consequences.
O taste and see that the Lord is good(Psalm 34:8).
Blessed is the person who tastes and chooses to continue tasting.