Choices and Consequences

By Linda Tancs

Poet W.H. Auden said, “Choice of attention—to attend to this and ignore that—is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences.” Indeed, choices and consequences have followed us since the Fall in the Garden.

What choice are you making, inwardly or outwardly? To be needy? Greedy? Jealous? Angry? Self-centered? You’re not alone, as Paul reminded the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 10:12-13). God will show you how to make better choices. In fact, He’s given you a manual—the Bible—to guide you (Romans 15:4).


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