Joshua 24: 14-16, “Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. Then the people answered, ‘Far be it from us to forsake the Lord to serve other gods!’”
Our days are filled with choices. From the moment the alarm goes off in the morning, we make decisions: Get up or press snooze? Waffles or eggs? Dress up or dress down? The list goes on and on. The majority of our daily decisions aren’t life-altering, but there are some decisions that can have a deep impact — decisions like the friends we choose and the priorities we set. But the greatest decision we can ever make is the decision to follow God.
As Joshua neared the end of his life, he implored God’s people to make a choice! They had a habit of following the traditions and gods of foreign nations. So, Joshua drew a line in the sand. Would they forsake the Lord, or would they and their families follow Him wholeheartedly?
The same question is before you today… Choose for yourself! Who will you serve?
Lord, Is there anything that I have put before You in importance? If so, forgive me, and help me turn completely from that and back to You. I choose YOU — my Rock, my Savior, my God. Amen.