Firm Foundation Bible Study

Lesson 28 – Have you made your choice? 
Romans 6:23

God gives man a choice.  He can either choose death in Hell or eternal life in Heaven.  The question is, ‘Have you made your choice?’ 

Romans 6:23 – “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

The first word we want to look at is the word ‘wage’.  What does a wage mean?  A wage is a paycheck.  It is something you receive or earn.  Suppose at your job you earn 15,000 Baht per month.  You work one month and then you receive 15,000 Baht for the work you did. 

When we choose to sin, we are choosing to increase our wages.  But our wage is not money.  According to this verse, what is our wage?  Our wage is death.  The wages of sin is death. 

This death does not refer to physical death.  Every person will face physical death.  This death means a spiritual death.  It is a separation from God for all eternity in Hell because of our sin.

But there is good news.  According to this verse, what does God offer?  He offers a gift.   What is a gift?  It is a present.  Do you have to pay money to receive a gift?  No, a gift is free. 

Suppose I gave you a gift, but then told you that you needed to clean my house first.  Is it really a gift?  No, because you had to work for it.  A gift is free to the one receiving it. 

What is this gift of God?  It is eternal life.  You receive the gift of eternal life when you come into a right relationship with God.  Then after physical death, you will go to be with God in Heaven.

So, God offers you a choice between earning wages of sin that will lead you to Hell or the free gift that leads to eternal life in Heaven. 

Many people have asked the question, “Can you know for sure you are going to Heaven before you die?”  Most people answer that you cannot know for sure.

Is that true?  Do you need to wait until you die to find out if you are going to Heaven?  No, not according to the Bible.  This verse teaches that God offers you the gift of eternal life. 

If I gave you a gift, is it possible for you to know that you received this gift?  Of course, because you reached out and received the gift from me.  It is in your possession.  You received it.

Likewise you can know that you received God’s gift of eternal life.  It will be too late if you wait until after you die. 

You can know absolutely 100% for sure that you will go to Heaven when you die, because you will know that you have received God’s gift of eternal life.

There is a difference between choosing the wages of sin which will lead you to Hell and choosing to receive the gift of God which will lead you to Heaven.  The choice is yours.  Which one will you choose? 

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Questions Lesson 28

1. According to the Bible, God gives man a choice; he can choose death in Hell or eternal life in Heaven.   
a. True
b. False

2. Is a wage earned or is it free?        
a. A wage is earned   
b. A wage is free

3. According to Romans 6:23, when we choose to sin, we are choosing to increase our wages of sin.
a. True            
b. False

4. According to Romans 6:23, what is the wages of sin? _________

5. According to the Bible, this death is an eternal separation from God in Hell because of our sin. 
a. True            
b. False

6. According to Romans 6:23, what does God offer? _____________

7. Is a gift earned or is it free?           
a. A gift is earned      
b. A gift is free

8. According to Romans 6:23, what is God’s gift?  _____________

9. According to the Bible, you receive the God’s gift of eternal life when you come into a right ________ with God. 

10. According to the Bible, you can know for sure you are going to Heaven before you die.  
a. True   
b. False

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