Saturday, March 24, 2018

Saturday, March 24th: Joshua 22-24; Luke 8:26-56 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Joshua 22-24; Luke 8:26-56

14 “So fear the Lord and serve him wholeheartedly. Put away forever the idols your ancestors worshiped when they lived beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord alone. 15 But if you refuse 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.”

In our passage today Joshua reminds the people that serving the Lord requires total commitment to Him, and to Him alone.

We cannot serve both God and, no matter what that "and" is.   Money, power, prestige, popularity, conformity, success, or anything else (even good things) that give any lordship of our lives to anyone other than God.

From here.....
Christ calls us to go all in, to worship only God, and to stop making excuses for our half-heartedness. So whom will you serve? Will you follow the tendency of others around you, and devote your time and your energy to this project or that activity, and only think about God when you are in trouble or it suits you? Will you busy yourself “playing church,” and hope that’s good enough? Or are you ready to commit yourself fully to serving God and God alone? Are you ready to stop playing church and start being church as a devoted follower of Jesus Christ? Will you stand with Joshua and say, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord?”
Tomorrow: Catch up Day
Monday's Bible In a Year PassageJudges 1-3, Luke 9:1-27

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