You ever take one of those multiple choice tests, where there are four or five possible answers?  Sometimes they’ll toss in an answer that you can eliminate right away, improving your odds for picking the right one out of the few that are left.

Not so easy with true/false questions.  You get it right, or you don’t.  You might know the answer, or you might be guessing, but either way it’s a clear choice.  There’s no way to improve the odds.

And there’s one test that everybody takes, whether they sign up for it or not.  It’s the test of life, and death, and what happens afterward.  Galatians 5:24 says

Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.

Something or somebody is going on that cross.  Will it be the junk you carry around with you – all the garbage of wanting your own way, doing your own thing – that’s up there to die as it should?  Or will it be Jesus up there on the cross – again – so that you (I) can do whatever looks, seems, or feels right?

It’s a multiple choice question, but it starts with only two options.

And you really don’t want to fail this test, either in the short term (life here on earth) or the long term.