“Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
- To many people, serving the Lord seems undesirable. We all choose to serve something, or someone. We all have reasons for what we live for and invest our time, thoughts, money, and efforts in. For some it is money. For others it may be their job, or their family. You can add to the list recreation, happiness, wife, husband, children, and so on. None of these things are bad, but none of these will bring peace and contentment outside of Jesus Christ. Christ must be the center of our life for us to enjoy everything else to the fullness that God meant for us to have. We cannot love our spouse, or our children, like we should, unless we love God before we love them. Happiness is fleeting, but joy will sustain. Jesus Christ is the answer to every problem we have, and we should place Christ in our life first, and then add other people and things. Build your house on the Rock and it will not fall. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He is the highest high you can ever attain. Put all you have in Christ today, and live in peace, joy, and security. As a Christian, we have made a statement that Jesus Christ is our Lord and our Savior. The statement is backed up by who we choose to serve each day.
- Who will you choose to serve today?
- Will you make the same choice to serve Jesus each day, and in every situation and circumstance?
- Do your actions back up your claim because your heart is fully committed, or is your claim unsubstantiated?