How many decisions do you think you’ll make today? I recently saw a statistic stating the average person makes over 35,000 decisions every 24
hours. Some decisions seem inconsequential, while others have enormous
effects. Bottom line, how you live your life is a constant choice. In the book
of Joshua, we encounter an essential decision.
 “Now therefore fear the LORD and serve him in sincerity and in
faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River
and in Egypt, and serve the LORD.  And if it is evil in your eyes to serve
the LORD, 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. But as for me and my house, we will serve the
Joshua reminds the people about their history in the first 13 verses of this
chapter. He is providing more than a history lesson. Joshua was hopeful that this recollect on would be useful in convincing the
people of Israel that they should commit themselves to the LORD alone. It
was a big choice, their choice.
Here is what I know; everyone will choose something to worship. Everyone
will give themselves to someone or something. Therefore, the question is
not will I worship, but to whom (or what) will I give my worship? For Joshua,
nearing the end of his life, his decision was clear: "As for me and my
household, we will serve the Lord" (v.15). In the verses following today's passage, we discover that the people choose
to follow the Lord and to forsake all other gods. Joshua's choice paved the
way for others to follow the Lord. It all began with a decision. Who will you
What is your choice? Out of all the decisions you will make in your life time,
there is no more weighty decision than to whom you will give your heart.
There is no decision more critical than putting Jesus first. My challenge to
you today is the same as Joshua. Choose right now, at this moment, who
you will give yourself too.
Lord, I’m choosing you. As I make decisions today, I pray your spirit would
lead me to respond in ways that will be honoring to you. Thank you for
choosing to care for me. I love you.
In Jesus name- Amen.
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