And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.(Jos 24:15)
The Choice of Service
It is a personal choice – as for me…
We choose to serve individually – as for me…
No one can choose for us. No one can serve for us.
The fields go un-harvested. The pews remain mostly empty. Positions of service go unfilled.
If not you, who?
If not now, when?
If not here, where?
Will you choose to serve? Not to choose to serve is refusing to serve.
We must choose to serve independently – as for me…
We all know and sing that verse of “I have Decided to Follow Jesus”… Though no one join me, still I will follow…Yet God is still searching for those that will follow and serve, even if they must serve alone.
We should choose to serve influentially – and my house…
God expects us to exert godly and compelling influence over those for whom we are responsible. Parents? Pastors? Teachers? Are we influencing our charges to serve?
It is a pointed choice – will serve the Lord
We have the liberty to choose – we have a choice who or what we will serve.
No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.(Mat 6:24)
We all serve something. We serve the flesh, the world, or money, etc. Let’s choose to serve the true and living Lord! As for me…
See the previous post in this series – As For Me, I Choose to Serve
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