Thursday, February 9, 2012

It is a Daily Choice

People in the Bible like Joshua can teach us about the process of faith as a growing and learning experience. Joshua in fact gives us a basic biblical methodology for growing in faithfulness day by day. Choose this day whom you will serve.

The surprising thing is that the people Joshua led into the Holy Land had many choices to make as they settled into the land they had just conquered. The people who already lived there worshipped many gods and the land the Hebrews had come from in Egypt had worshipped many gods. Some of the Hebrew people had idols in their possession at the time like an insurance policy.

It was so tempting to worship like the locals. Do like everyone else and party every Saturday night. But they had been called and chosen by God Almighty, who had said, “Do not worship any other god.”  So now they must make a decision.

It was not a once and for all decision either. Each succeeding generation also had to make that same decision. In I Kings 18:21 “Elijah went up to the people and said, `How much longer will it take you to make up your minds? If the Lord is God, worship him; but if Baal is god, worship him!’” 

Each individual must make the same choice every day. That includes you and me!

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