“If serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:15, NIV 1984).
My Musings – What possible “gods” could there be that would make serving the LORD seem undeirable? How could one possibly compare the “gods” of today (fortune, fame, power, possessions, youth, appearance, etc.) with the Creator of all there is? These “gods” are temporal. The LORD is eternal.
Yet it’s a narrow and less traveled road. Far too many “choose for themselves” to serve these other “gods.” They beleive that possessing them will be far more desirable, not realizing that these “gods” end up possessing them. In the end, they will all be gone. We cannot take them into the next life, nor can they take us to eternal life. Only choosing Christ can do that. With that in mind, what seems more desirable to you?
My Advice – “As for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” Won’t you join me? It’s all about choices.