One represents the spiritual, the other the material.
Between the eternal, and the temporal
One choice offers a life of peace and purpose.
The other choice leads to a life of self-centeredness and emptiness.
God’s Word makes the choice clear:
- “I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live.” (Deuteronomy 30:19)
- “No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” (Matthew 6:24)
Indecision is not an option:
“The person who vacillates [between faith and unbelief] is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind; for let not that individual be supposing that he will receive anything from the… Lord, [being] a dubious, undecided man, vacillating in all his ways.“ (James 1:6b-9 – Wuest Translation)
Actually, you and I have already made our choice — either by:
Eternal life leading to heaven, or eternal death leading to hell.
In making decisions of a spiritual nature, the battlefield is not the intellect, but the will.