Joshua challenged the Israelites to make a decision: “Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve” (Joshua 24:15). The people had to decide whether to serve and obey the Lord God who had proven His trustworthiness or the gods of their time derived from the imaginations and philosophies of man. It is a decision we each make, one that will guide the eternal direction of our lives, but there’s also a sense we make this decision daily. Just like the ancient Israelites we must decide whether to serve and obey the one true God who daily proves His trustworthiness or the gods of our time derived from the imaginations, philosophies, and even the politics of our day.
Stephen & Brooksyne Weber
Daily prayer: Father, the philosophies, trends, and mind-set of the world stands in great contrast to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Your Word tells us that those who do not stand with You are against You. We can’t walk on both sides of the fence so we are faced with a choice we must make; the same kind of choice Joshua gave to the Israelites 3,400 years ago. We must choose whether to follow after the gods of this world and forsake You or we must forsake the world and devote ourselves to You. Father, I choose to follow after You; You who reconciled me to Yourself through Jesus. You have proven Yourself trustworthy for Your promises are true. You provide the power and presence of Your Holy Spirit to lead and direct my every path. I choose You today, exclusively and eternally! Amen.
It was nice to be welcomed by my family after visiting with my extended family in Colorado last week. Silly as it might sound to non-dog owners I really miss the dogs when I’m away. They pounced on me the moment I took to the recliner last night to watch the election results and Stephen caught it on camera.