What Choice Will We Make?
There are a lot of things that are very strange in our world. How people react to God is certainly one of them, on a spectrum from very devoted and dedicated to total denial. We need however to remember one very important thing, unlike most spectrums where reason and logic are usually somewhere in the middle, you won't find God somewhere in the middle, no He's only on one end.
In the OT, the prophet Joshua was reminding the children of Israel of their history, what God had done for their ancestors, and how for centuries the people waivered between God and idol worship. Joshua reminds them that they were now living in the land promised by God, which they did not work for, living in cities they did not build, and eating from crops that they did not plant or cultivate. He was reminding them once again that God was with them, and that they needed to be with God.
He then says this, "“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.”
You know, Joshua isn't standing on a tall building today talking to us, nor is God in a physical sense, yet the message hasn't changed. We have the option of serving Him, or money, or sports, or hobbies, or pornography or alcohol or drugs or sex or just about anything out there.
What choice will we make? Where do we stand? Will we be like Joshua? Will we serve the LORD God Jehovah?