We have choices we make every day. Some are as simple as deciding if we are going to have cake or ice cream for dessert. Others are more difficult such as deciding if we are going to take a new job opportunity or stay with the same employer.
No other choice matches the choice we have to make that is presented in Joshua in 24:15:
“…choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell…”
This decision that is presented to the children of Israel, is the same decision we must make each and every day. You may not know any Amorites but there is always something or someone competing for your attention and unyielding service.
Will you choose to serve your selfish desires or the Lord? Will you serve your wants or the Lord’s will? Will you serve your lustful desires or will you serve the love God has given you? Will you serve your family? Will you serve God or the secular career?
This isn’t telling you not to enjoy the little things or not to have a career. This is encouraging us all to consider where our heart lies. What are we devoted to? What are we committed to? Is it our educational degrees or the Lord? Is it the number of people present each Sunday in church or seeing how many folks get saved? Is it our title or our ministry?
Our choices must be filtered through the Gospel. Our choices must be considered with God’s will in mind. Our choices define our mission, purpose, and function as children of God.
As you weigh the choices set before you, consider this declaration from Joshua:
May all your decisions be filtered through unyielding commitment and dedication to the Lord, your God.
Peace and Blessings