[The Glory Unveiled]
But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” ( Joshua 24:15 )
Everyday we are faced with a responsibility we cannot shirk; making choices. Choices are so compelling and mandatory that we cannot avoid them. So that deciding not to decide is a decision. This is why no matter how spiritual we become, wealthy or poor, we will still have that non transferable responsibility of making choices. The Israelites under the leadership of Joshua had to make a very important decision; one that was going to separate them into two distinct groups. The choice of who they were going to serve. Yes, even the Israelites who were (are) the chosen nation of God and the firstborn among nations had to choose to serve God. Serving God wasn’t automatic or imposed on them. They had the opportunity to choose if they wanted to be with God or a god. And then Joshua goes on to make his choice. No matter who we are or what level we are, we daily have to make choices. But to save ourselves a lot of heartaches and pains, it would be better to seek the mind of God in every issue, even the smallest of them all. The Holy Spirit is our guide, meaning He can show us the right way to go [but He will not choose it for us.] Knowing the right thing to do increases our chances of choosing the right thing. As we decide today and everyday who we shall serve through our actions and words, may the Spirit of God guide us.
Prayer_Bead: Jehovah is your name, Mighty Father, thank you for the opportunity to choose to serve you and to live for you. Supply me strength and grace to live for you alone.
#GNews: Unveiling the glory of God.