The people of God faced this choice all the time and so do we. If I want to have real life - abundant life - it must be found in God and with God, on the condition of walking with God in his ways. I see here the gift of grace and the response of obedience - both essential to fellowship with God and the fullness of life now and forever. The great temptation is to decide to play 'God' and make one's own decision about good and evil.
Tolkien’s Letters from Father Christmas
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