Thursday, May 4, 2017


Josh. 24:14-15  “So honor the Lord and serve him wholeheartedly.  Put away forever the idols your ancestors worshiped when they lived beyond the Euphrates River in Egypt.  Serve the LORD alone.  But if you are unwilling to serve the LORD, then choose today whom you will serve.  Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates?  Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live?  But as for me and my family, we will serve the LORD.”

       Let me ask you today, “Are you honoring the Lord in the way you are living?  Are you serving Him with your whole heart?”  The Lord deserves our very best efforts to please Him.  Sadly, He usually doesn’t get it.  We are prone to half-heartedly live for Him.  We tend to think that it is good enough.  But, is it?  Read what God has to say about what our level of commitment needs to be.  We are to love Him wholeheartedly and give Him our very best.  We are to serve the Lord alone.  We are to do away with everything that hinders us from giving Him our best.

       I wonder how many of us can honestly say we are doing it.  When we pursue God wholeheartedly our lives are radically different than most.  We spend our lives invested in the pursuit of God and understanding His ways as revealed in His Word.  We are more interested in God’s glory than we are our own.  We are actively seizing opportunities to serve Him.

      We must choose what role we will allow the Lord to play in our lives.  If we make the wrong choice and fail to allow Him to indeed be the Lord of our lives, we will have to stand before God someday and pay the piper.  There will be no excuses.  We will be given what we deserve.  It’s your call.  “But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

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