Today’s podcast lesson will be again about Mary the Sister of Lazarus. The podcasts recently have been focusing on individuals in the scriptures to help us see how similar we are from past generations. To teach us the impact we could have no matter who you are (man, woman, young, or old, etc…) if you learn well the scriptures and choose to apply it. I have come across many that believe that they have no choice. That it has been already determined (by the most High God) what the outcome will be. The fact is, there are prophecies written about us and it is in our power to choose to fulfill them.
Apocrypha Ecclesiasticus 15:11 “Say not thou, It is through the Lord that I fell away: for thou oughtest not to do the things that he hateth.” Verse 12: “Say not thou, He hath caused me to err: for he hath no need of the sinful man.” Verse 13: “The Lord hateth all abomination; and they that fear God love it not.” Verse 14: “He himself made man from the beginning, and left him in the hand of his counsel;” Verse 15: “If thou wilt, to keep the commandments, and to perform acceptable faithfulness.” Verse 16: “He hath set fire and water before thee: stretch forth thy hand unto whether thou wilt.” Verse 17: “Before man is life and death; and whether him liketh shall be given him.”
In other words as it is written in another scripture you have to choose (eternal) life or (second) death. It was written that someone will choose to betray Christ for 30 pieces of silver and that someone will choose to anoint Christ with spikenard. One was given the opportunity to be great another found a way to become great. Shalam!