“Choose this day whom you will serve.”
It is a blessing, a precious gift from God, to have choices, and Solomon encouraged young people to enjoy it: “Rejoice, O young man . . . and walk in the ways of your heart, and in the sight of your eyes” (Eccl. 11:9a). In other words, go ahead and make the choices you want to make. And then, Solomon added this caution: “But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment” (Eccl. 11:9).
The judgment for the choices we make in this life is certain, and it belongs to God, not to us. After we have made our choices here in this life, no choice remains for us at all. The result of our choices, God’s eternal Judgment, is not ours at all. May God help us make good choices now, so that God will choose to save us later.