Human freedom (Sir 15:14-15:17)

“The Lord created humankind

In the beginning.

He left them

With the power

Of their own free choice.

If you chose,

You can keep the commandments.

To act faithfully

Is a matter of your own choice.

He has placed before you fire.

He had placed before you water.

Stretch out your hand

For whichever you wish.

Before each person

Is life and death.

Whichever one chooses

Will be given.”

God created us humans. He left us with a free choice. We can choose to follow the commandments faithfully or not. It is our choice, like fire and water. Which do we want? We have the choice of life or death. Whichever we choose, we will receive. The choice is ours.

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