Choose your Hard

There’s a quote going around facebook called, “Choose your hard.” It goes something like, “Marriage is hard. Divorce is hard. Choose your hard. Living on a budget is hard. Bankruptcy is hard. Choose your hard…” I like the concept because it’s true. No matter what you choose, it’s gonna be hard so choose your hard wisely. I was recently reading in 2 Samuel where God stopped a plague at the threshing floor ofAraunah the Jebusite. David decides to buy the land and sacrifice an offering to God of thankfulness. Araunah tells King David he will happily give him the land, but David says, “ No, I insist on paying you for it. I will not sacrifice to the Lord my God that which cost me nothing.” It made me think of the “choose your hard” mantra: sacrifice will cost you. Sin will cost you. But only one redeems you. Choose your cost. Sure, it seems hard to sacrifice things we want to do sometimes, but the cost of sin is far more hard and will take more from us than we ever thought or dreamed of. Both cost. Choose wisely.

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