Who Will You Serve
After the dramatic exodus from Egypt, Israel still did not trust the LORD fully and constructed a golden calf at the foot of Mount Sinai. God wanted to punish them immediately but Moses intervened and the LORD allowed Israel to live. God led them across the desert to the land of Canaan. When Moses sent spies into the land, the report they brought back brought fear into the Israelites so that again, they did not trust the LORD. This again angered the LORD. The people were sentenced to wander the desert for forty years until the unfaithful people were dead.
After the forty years of testing in the desert was completed, God brought Israel back to the land of Canaan. This time they trusted Him and occupied the land. Israel saw many wonders of God during their desert sojourn and subsequent taking of the land. They had become loyal followers of the God of their fathers. After they settled the land and had peace on every side, Joshua, Moses successor, said this; “Now, therefore, fear the LORD and serve Him in sincerity and truth; and put away the gods which your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
America has witnessed the many wonders of God over its short history and yet we have all but abandoned God. It is time for loyal Christians to count Gods many blessings, proclaim His wonders, fear His judgment and decide who they will serve. Each day as you face the day, we need to put away the gods of materialism, fornication, voyeurism, lust, selfishness and humanism and choose for ourselves who we will serve and act accordingly. Let the world know who you chose to serve by the way you conduct your daily affairs. I pray that you also will say, “As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”