Today’s theme of “choose your path” presents a powerful message about the choices we make and the paths we follow, and it’s a question that remains relevant in our lives today, simply because life is a journey filled with choices, each leading us down a different path.
There are so many choices and due to where the world has advanced, many believe in so many things. Beloved, if you have chosen God, well and good, but if you haven’t, then know that “as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Key Takeaway from Choose Your Path:
- This devotion encourages us to reflect on the choices we make and the path we are on, emphasizing the importance of serving the Lord.
Anchor Bible Verse of the Day
And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.Joshua 24:15 (NKJV)
Joshua’s words address the struggle between serving the one true God and succumbing to the temptations of other gods.
He acknowledged that serving the Lord may not always be the popular choice, but he made it clear that, in his household, they had chosen the path of serving God faithfully.
Reflection on Choose Your Path
Life often presents us with a crossroads, where we must decide our course of action. We are faced with countless choices, some inconsequential and others life-altering.
The essence of Joshua’s message is that we must make a conscious choice about whom or what we serve.
The gods of this world can take various forms – materialism, self-indulgence, witchcraft, sorcery, wizardry, or even the pursuit of power.
In Matthew 6:24 we read:
No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.
This verse, spoken by Jesus, underscores the importance of choosing whom or what to serve in our lives. It’s a powerful message about the need to prioritize God above all else.
Each day, we stand at a crossroads, facing the question of whom or what we will serve. The choices we make not only shape our destinies but also influence those we hold dear.
In Joshua’s unyielding commitment to serving the Lord, we find inspiration to choose a path that leads us closer to God, even if it stands in contrast to the prevailing culture.
So, today, as you ponder your choices and the paths they lead you on, ask yourself, “Whom will I serve?”
Call to Action
Choose to serve the Lord and commit to making choices that reflect this decision in your daily life. Let your actions and words align with your faith.
Prayer Points for Today
- Clarity of Purpose: Pray for clarity and determination in your choice to serve the Lord.
- Strength to Resist Temptations: Ask God’s strength to resist the temptations of the world.
- Influence on Others: Pray for the influence you have on your family, friends, and community to lead them toward serving the Lord.
Our Father, we stand at the crossroads of life, faced with countless choices. Today, we choose to serve You, our one true God.
Grant us clarity, strength, and unwavering commitment to follow the path of serving the Lord. May our choices reflect Your light and love.
In Jesus’ precious and mighty name, we pray. Amen.
My prayer for you today: I pray that you will find the strength and resolve to choose the path of serving the Lord. May your choices lead you closer to God and inspire others to do the same.