Joshua 24:15a “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom you will serve; …”
Choose you this Day!
This morning think of all the people and organizations asking for your
priorities. They request and some even demand your attention, time and monies. Some are worthwhile while many are not.
They include the company you work for, your family, the bank, the local and national charities, your friends, your 401K, your immediate job, your health, your????
Here is the telling question. Did serving Jesus enter into your thought process? And if it did was it first or someplace down the list? If it was there or what place it was on the list says a lot about where our focus in life really is….! God’s desire for us is;
Mat 6:33a “But SEEK you FIRST the kingdom of God and its righteousness…”
Joshua 22:5 “Take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which
Moses the servant of the Lord charged you, to LOVE the Lord your God,
and to WALK in all His ways, and to KEEP His commandments, and to CLEAVE unto Him, and to SERVE Him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
In a world demanding your priorities remember only one will last for eternity. I challenge myself and encourage you this morning to…..
Joshua 24:15 “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites (your location in this world), in whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. ”
Just put your community in place of the Amorites. It’s real and applies to you and me!
The choice on who and what we will serve is all up to us. So…………….
Romans 12:1,2 “And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”
First you must start by;
John 3:3 “Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again,[a] you cannot see the Kingdom of God.”
John 14:6 “Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me”
If you are not sure if you are born again try reading the Gospel of John for the answer! Time is short and it is never to late!
James 4:14 “whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.”