For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. [O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!]
Eating the Fruit of Their Choice
Today, an individual may select from over 200 cable channels, 255 ways to order a Big Mac, 19,000 possible combinations for coffee at Starbucks, almost 79,000 combinations of ice cream and toppings at Cold Stone Creamery, and more than 500,000 mathematical possibilities for pizza in America.
Some choices bring more significant consequences than others. Far more important than the options for a Big Mac is this choice:
Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD, would have none of my counsel and despised all my reproof, therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way, and have their fill of their own devices.—Proverbs 1:29–31