What will I choose to do? How will I choose to live?
Who will I choose to serve?
The book of Joshua ends with this scene of choices. Will the people choose to serve God, or will the choose to serve false idols. What will they do?
Joshua had already given them a choice and said that he and his family would serve the Lord, no matter what the others will do.
And then he laid it for people – choose. What will you do. The people responded in Joshua 27:
21 And the people said to Joshua, “No, we will serve the LORD!” 22 Then Joshua said to the people, “You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen the LORD, to serve him.” And they said, “We are witnesses.” 23 He said, “Then put away the foreign gods that are among you, and incline your hearts to the LORD, the God of Israel.”
Joshua says, if you are going to choose to serve God, you must do two things.
First put aways those false gods. Put away those things that draw you away from God. Put away those things that keep you from serving and following. Put them away.
If I want to follow God, I mean, really follow God, then I need to put away things that keep from following.
Today, what in your life keeps you from following? What is it in your life that keeps you from following God as you should?
And the second thing is incline your heart to God. Spend time with God, listen to His voice through prayer and scripture. Seek Him. Walk with Him.
What will we choose today? How will we choose to live? What will we choose today? Will we choose to follow? Or will we not? The choice in our hands.