Joshua 24:14-15 -Choose

Joshua 24:14-15
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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 Egypt; and serve ye the Lord.
15 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.

-The simplest statements are often the most profound.  Here Joshua simply tells the people to choose: God or other.  We are still called to make that same choice.  The names of the idols may have changed; instead of Baal and Zeus we have things like materialism and self-fulfillment, but an idol is an idol no matter what you call it.  Whatever that thing is that keeps you up at night or whatever that thing is that helps you sleep at night; if it’s not the Lord it has to be let go.  The next time you want to spend too long reading over your bank statement, choose to read your Bible instead; the next time you decide to check your number of Facebook friends, check into your prayer closet.  Don’t be afraid to make the choice that Joshua made; don’t be afraid to declare “I will serve the Lord.”

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