I call Heaven and Earth to witness against you today: I place before you Life and Death, Blessing and Curse. Choose life so that you and your children will live.
praise you, God! what wisdom and sovereignty, generosity and love to give us such a choice - to give us the ability to choose life and blessing, to let make it known to us in the deepest part of our hearts that we have a choice and we are not doomed to curse and death! your grand work did all of this, lord, your grand work of salvation and your sovereignty! your being God is why we are able to have this option, a whole new hope of life and not destruction, a new life based on grace and not condemnation, on mercy not on hopelessness, on faith not fear, on good not bad, on being able to respond in love and not having to be predisposed to indifference, on joy not despair! what life, lord!