Everybody’s favorite adventurer Bear Grylls is back with a new interactive survival series, You Vs Wild. In it viewers are given either or options on how to proceed in a life-threatening situation… “And if you don’t make the right choice it might not end well,” says Bear. “You decide!”
Making the right choices in life is an essential element to survival and Bear has certainly shown us how to survive in some of the world’s toughest terrains.
While learning military survival skills in the Special Air Service (SAS) of the British Army Bear overcame many challenges. Since then he has climbed Mount Everest, circumnavigated the UK on a jet ski, crossed the North Atlantic on a boat to name a few of his exploits.
Of course, he has also been featured on many different reality TV series. These include The Island; Born Survivor; Ultimate Survival, Man vs Wild, Get Out Alive, Escape From Hell, Worst-Case Scenario and now You Vs Wild. He has written several best-selling books including his autobiography, Mud, Sweat and Tears, A Survival Guide To Life and True Grit. Today there is even a Bear Grylls survival theme park in the UK.
Bear was Britain’s youngest ever Chief Scouts and he holds the honorary rank of lieutenant commander in the Royal Naval Reserve and lieutenant colonel in the Royal Marines Reserve.
— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) March 27, 2019
So, in a life-threatening situation Bear is definitely the kind of guy to have around. The truth is we are all in a life-threatening situation and ultimately there are only two options.
Like the new You Vs Wild series we have an either / or choice to make. It’s a choice between life and death, good and evil. God gives us a choice to serve Him by receiving His son as Lord and Savior or going our own way which is the path of sin that leads to death.
In Deuteronomy 30:19 God says, “I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life.” It’s a simple choice and He even gives us a clue to the answer. Choose life!
In John 14:6 Jesus says, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me,” Choose to follow Jesus and become a child of our Heavenly Father.
This is a decision Bear has already made. He accepted Jesus as a boy, though he became disillusioned with religion. However, he soon learned that following Jesus is the greatest adventure one can have in life. Bear committed his life to Jesus and openly shares his faith. He has been a prominent spokesperson for the Alpha Course and has shared his testimony on CBN.
Bear discovered that Jesus is the most radical person that ever lived and that there is a strong link between survival and life. One of his favorite Bible verses is Matthew 5:3 in the Message Bible: “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and His rule.”
Though he is the author of A Survival Guide To Life, Bear will be the first to tell you that the Bible is the ultimate Survival Guide To Life. Nothing beats it in helping you grow as a person and make the right decisions.
“Together you and I are going to find our way back to civilization,” Bear says in the You vs Wild promo video. May you find your way back to God as well. He sent His only Son so that if you believe on Him you will not perish but have eternal life.
That is the ultimate life-saving skill you can learn from Bear, as found in John 3:16 – Jesus saves!