Devotional: Whom Will You Serve?
Christian Devotion about giving God His rightful place
"...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 (AMPC)
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.
We should always serve the
And Him alone we should fear
For the throne
of our hearts,
He does not want to share
never allow another
The place reserved for Him,
to give Him that place of Lordship
That will keep our
hearts from sin
For we must choose whom to
And whom our allegiance is for
But as for me
and my household,
We shall only serve the
© By M.S.Lowndes
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