Monday, April 22, 2019

Monday, April 22nd: Joshua 24:1-33, Luke 21:1-28, Psalm 89:38-52, Proverbs 13:20-23 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Joshua 24:1-33, Luke 21:1-28, Psalm 89:38-52, Proverbs 13:20-23 

Joshua 24: 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.”

As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord!

We definitely want to claim this verse for our family. 

The thing is - it's not just a one time choice and then things are easy.

Unfortunately, it's all too easy to let "false gods" of prosperity, materialism, image and success, power, and more, get a grip on our lives. 

As my devotional book says:
We refuse to give up. We decide that our family will serve the Lord today. And we make the same choice tomorrow. We ask for his power to keep choosing to serve him in all the days to come. 

We choose...... today, and the day after, and the day after that.  Every day.  With His power.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage:  Judges 1:1-2:9, Luke 21:29-22:13, Psalm 90:1-91:16, Proverbs 13:24-25

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