Free to Choose or Refuse

The Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.  (Revelation 22:17, KJV). 

My Musings – Will.  Used to express desire, choice, willingness, consent, or in negative constructions refusal.  God created us free of sin, but with a free will.  The ability to choose or refuse. We willed to sin.  Refusing to obey God’s simple command.  The only command.

This left God with choice.  To provide a remedy or not.  His will was to provide a remedy.  The death of His Son on the cross to pay the penalty of our willing sinfulness.  His Son also had a choice. But He willingly went to His crucifixion.  He could have called a legion of angels to prevent His death had He chosen to.  But He did not.

Now, “whosoever will” can choose eternal life.  It is not forced upon us.  We still have free will.  To accept the gift or refuse it.  Not making a choice is really a choice not to.  Regrettably, there are many, far too many who willingly do not choose Christ.

My Advice – It cost God a great deal to provide us with a choice.  Which will you choose?  Choose life.