Choosing Go(l)d

Thursday, May 01, 2014 Posted by Anonymous

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“If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored; If you . . . then the Almighty will be your gold, the choicest silver for you.” (Job 22:23 & 25)

            “If this . . . then that.” Consequences based on choice. No matter what comes our way—the hardships, the abuse, the things out of our control; even disease and natural disasters—we have a decision to make. Sometimes all we can decide about even the most heinous crime committed is how we handle it: what our attitude ends up being.
            I went through a gamut of emotions when I found out my daughter had a terminal illness. I’ve raised my fist at God a few times concerning the addictions of not just one son; but each of my three faces a similar “enemy” in the path of their life’s journey. And they each choose how they will handle the seemingly destructive behaviors that work to disarm them. My prayer is that their choices will bring healing and hope.
            I started in Job chapter 22 when penning this, but then a mark over 23:10 caught my attention. I had written my daughter’s name to the side indicating the choice I made when CaSondra slipped from this life into eternity. “But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I will come forth as gold.”
            We are told in Job 22:24, “Assign your nuggets to the dust, your gold of Ophir to the rocks in the ravines, THEN the Almighty will be your gold, the choicest silver for you.”
            Take the “L” out of gold and you get God. Choose to meditate on God’s word and you find out: “The ordinances of the LORD are . . . more precious than gold.” (Psalm 19:10)

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