Rising to the Challenge: Decide

Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve …..But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.

                                                                          Joshua? ?24:14-15? ?
 

Decisions, decisions, decisions….

 

It is something we have to do every day. We make simple decisions like what to wear and what to eat. Some decisions seem to be made for us like taxes. By April 15th we will all need to file something. If not then the government will make even more decisions for you as to where you will live and what you will eat in prison. The most difficult decisions are ones that have long term effects. What career path to take or what relationships we want to continue. These decisions impact us for years to come.

 
The ultimate decision is determining what we believe. Joshua in today’s Scripture is challenging the Hebrew people. He is reminding them of what God has done to be faithful to them. He is also challenging them to be faithful to God just as God has been faithful to them. Joshua as the leader explains how he and his family will be following God. Now it is their turn. Will they follow God and God’s Law or will they follow the pagans around them? The decision is before them. The decision is also before us. Do our decisions draw us closer to Christ or further from Him? Are we ready to follow Jesus?
 
 
In Christ’s Love and Service,
 
Pastors Paul and Deb Marzahn