Tuesday, September 12, 2006

What's Done Is Done

Tuesday, September 12

What’s Done Is Done

It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes. Psalm 119:71

Recommended Reading

1 Samuel 22:16-23

The Chicago Tribune reported that on March 3, 1995, a 38-year-old man walking to his job decided to take a shortcut across eight lanes of the Tri-State Tollway. After making it across the four northbound lanes, the wind blew off his hat it went back into the lanes he had just crossed. When he tried to retrieve it, he was struck by an 18-wheeler and killed.

Life is strung together by choices. Like pearls on a thread, our choices are linked one to another until the strand of our life is complete. Every time we come to a fork or crossroads in life, the choice we make eliminates those we could have made. And the results are undoable. When we make the right choice, that’s good. But when we make the wrong choice, what’s done is done. It can be forgiven, but not changed. When David was running from Saul, a village that gave him assistance was later massacred by the king. David no doubt grieved the rest of his life over choosing to endanger those innocent people. If you have made a choice that led to sorrowful consequences, accept God’s forgiveness and resolve to learn from your mistake.

What’s done in life is done. But that doesn’t mean it has to be done again.

Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both. Tryon Edwards


Zechariah 5:1 - 9:17


This morning, I am very excited about starting a new Bible study series which will be an inductive examination of Psalm 23! I will post the study questions and answers each week at my The Way of God in Truth blogspot. Hope you will consider reading it or even participating in the study online!


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