See, I set before you Life and Death
Choose this day whom you shall serve
See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction.
For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.
But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them, I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed.
- Deuteronomy 30: 15-18
The Two Standards: The Standard of Christ and the Standard of the Devil
Father John Hardon, S.J.
Chapter 4 of "All My Liberty"