Choosing the Lord

Choosing the Lord

November 9

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.

About the Author

LaNiece Flagg || I am a bivocational pastor from the south suburban area of Chicago, serving as the manager of ministry services for the Develop Leaders mission priority at Covenant Offices and as the worship leader at New Zion Covenant Church in Dolton, Illinois. I also spend my time serving at Building Our Own Community (BOOC), a nonprofit organization in Dolton that facilitates a food pantry, a family advocacy center, and a robotics team for youth and communities locally and abroad. I am happily married to Dorsey Flagg. We have four children—Dorsey Ladarius, Darvell, LaNijah, and Donovan— and a dog named Charlie.

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