Who Do You Serve?
Joshua brings Israel together at Shechem to renew the covenant and offers them a choice, serve the idols of the land or the one true God. We all worship something, it is hardwired into us, and if you are not serving God, then you are serving something (self, money, power, position, looks, alcohol, drugs, work, health, sex, environment, children--something). We cannot simply say, "God forbid" No, we must serve only the Lord by renouncing all competitors, for he is a jealous God and serving in fear, sincerity, and truth. We also cannot do it alone; we need the Lord's help. Let us follow the example of Joshua and say, "But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
|Date||Jul 23, 2023|
|Bible Text||Genesis 35:1-5; Joshua 24:14-28|