Whom Will You Serve?


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"...Now therefore, [reverently] fear the Lord and serve Him in sincerity and in truth; put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the [Euphrates] River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 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 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: 14-15 (AMP)

The Lord is the only true God. Many may worship ‘gods’ but they are not real. Though we may not have idols that we bow down too, we may have other things in our lives that can or have become like an idol. Anything that takes 1st place in our lives – above God, has become an ‘idol’. These things may not be wrong in themselves, but if it has become all-consuming it can be like an idol. As Joshua says here we need to rid ourselves of these. We should fear God and serve Him only. God does not want to share the throne of our hearts with anything else.

So today, choose whom you shall serve. We need to make that choice ourselves. God has given us that free will. We need to think of what is beneficial to us. To serve what is ‘false’ or what is ‘truth’. To give priority to other things or God. We have to choose. I say with Joshua, “But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”.

We need to choose who our allegiance is for
But as for me and my house, it is for the Lord

© By M.S.Lowndes


Here is a relating poem you may like to read from this scripture, also found in the 'Scripture Poetry' section where you can also listen to it on audio.

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We should always serve the Lord
And Him alone we should fear
For the throne of our hearts,
He does not want to share
We should never allow another
The place reserved for Him,
But to give Him that place of Lordship
That will keep our hearts from sin
For we must choose whom to serve
And whom our allegiance is for
But as for me and my household,
We shall only serve the Lord.

© By M.S.Lowndes


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