And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve … but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord
Joshua threw down the gauntlet to the children of Israel. “Serve the Lord!” he challenged (Joshua 24:14). But he made it clear… the choice was theirs to make.
Before they weighed in with their decision, Joshua reminded them of the God he served. He was the One Who parted the Red Sea so they could cross on dry ground – then swallowed the Egyptians in the briny deep. He protected and guided them in a column of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night. When they were hungry, manna fell from heaven. When they were thirsty, water gushed from a rock. He caused the walls of Jericho to crumble before their victory cry.
How could it seem evil to elect that kind of Lord? But He gave them the privilege of choice.
That choice stands today. A reminder is in order. This is the God Who loved you so much that He sent His only Son to die in your place. The lashes that He took across His back set you free from the shackles of sickness. When you need provision, He opens up the windows of heaven to pour out a blessing that cannot be contained.
Whom will you serve? Make Him your choice!
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. Choose to surrender to His purposes and walk in agreement with His Word. Choose love. Choose life!
Today’s Bible Reading:
1 Samuel 11:1-13:23
Psalms & Proverbs
The Elevation Church (TEC) has been set up by God to develop its members as witnesses of Christ while empowering them to achieve the highest levels of distinction in life, led by Pastor Godman Akinlabi, the church is based in Nigeria with multiple expressions in Lagos.