In the Old Testament book of Deuteronomy, God says, to His people:
“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!
God has always given His children a choice. You could say, we make Life and Death decisions every day.
Choosing to follow God gives life and choosing not to follow Him leads to death. Death of a vision, death of a marriage or even death of hope.