“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“” Joshua 24:15
I was touring through a school, being shown around by the principal when a poster on the wall caught my eye.
You are not born a winner, You are not born a loser, You are born a chooser!
It really got my attention and I thought what a great message for students’. No a great reminder for everyone. Life is full of choices. Every day brings new challenges and decisions for you and me and everyone around us. Every day is a new day, and every day means we either choose to live for God, by the standards He lays down in the Holy Bible, or we live for ourselves by our own standards of right and wrong, as in the days when, “. . . every man did that which was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25).
We are free to make choices and we have to live with the consequences of those choices. Whether it is the career we select or the mate we choose or what we order from a menu. We experience the consequences of our choices.
I thought of this question: How does the Christian learn to make right choices and live in the center of God’s will every day? These choices are not new. The people of Joshua’s time had to make choices as they took the promised land, but they made a choice, the right choice, declaring “but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD”
Too many people today want to have a foot on each side of the fence. They want the path to heaven but want it to wander through the streets of the world.
“No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon (money)” (Matthew 6:24).
So remember that the choices are yours and may we all decide we and our house will serve the LORD. Think about it. It’s your choice!