“Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve Him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in
; and serve ye the Lord. And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Egypt
A man once said, “When I raised my children, I raised them to make a living. I succeeded; they are all making much more money than I ever hoped to and are very successful in the business world.” He grew serious as he added, “But not one of them is serving the Lord.”
This man raised his children to serve the gods of money, business, and worldly success. Other parents raise their children to serve other gods: diet, exercise, fame, self, etc. The challenge from Joshua is still applicable to us today: will we live for temporal gods that do not last for eternity? Or will we serve GOD – the one true living God? Is the verse, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord,” simply a plaque that hangs on our wall, or is it prevalent in the way we live our life?
Choose you this day whom ye will serve. We do not just “happen” to serve God – we must make a conscious choice. Which choice are we making?
What is your memory verse for the week?
Remember to continually review your other six verses throughout the week! :)