Choosing the Lord
Read: JOSHUA 24:1-3a, 14-25
When you know better, you do better.
The children of Israel were presented with two options, which are the same options we face today: serving idols or serving the one true living God. On the surface, this choice seems like a no-brainer, but we have to remember that we have to choose every day. Idols aren’t always golden statues—they can be people, pastimes, or even our work and routines. It can be difficult to make the right choice.
When Joshua spoke to the Israelites, he encouraged them to consider the generations of blessings they witnessed. Like them, we have centuries of blessings to help us decide to serve God: Scripture, the written word, sermons, songs, testimonies, and personal experiences, to name a few. May we choose the Lord every day, even when it’s hard.
Father, we choose you today. We want to be committed to you always. Help us to make a conscious decision to serve you first, today and every day. In Jesus’s name, AMEN.