Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Choose Today Whom You Will Serve

One of my favourite characters in the Bible is Joshua. I admire how he challenged the Israelites to choose whom they will serve. Joshua made a definite stand! A powerful one. Against the odds. He must have been rediculed, persecuted, and abandoned. His decision was unpopular to many people who chose to worship their idols, their wealth, their jobs, and their possessions.

Joshua was a military leader, a prophet, a judge. He was a man of influence. A spy. A war strategist famous for breaking down the walls of Jericho.

Joshua challenges us. No doubt about it. How can't you not be motivated by his famous words? Be strong and courageous! Be strong and very courageous! Fear the LORD! Now he asks us: Whom will you serve? Who will be your master? Who will be your King? You have to choose.

This is my stand. As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD! (Joshua 24:15)

If you take that stand as I am, this is Joshua's instructions. “Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it.”(Joshua is 1:8) For us Christian, the Word of God is our lifeblood. It's the lamp upon our feet and the light unto our path.

Let us adopt to Joshua's strategies and for sure we can win our battles. We can break down our modern Jericho walls of "sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry" (Colossians 3:5) As William Hazlett puts it: " If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory."

Copyright
Thor, BehindCrossroads
dated Oct 1, 2009

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