“Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond 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.” Then the people answered, “Far be it from us that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods. Joshua 24: 14-17
Indecisiveness is both a personal pet peeve and a problem in my life. I’m often frustrated when those around me linger on making a decision that involves me, but I too tend to linger on my own choices as well. Without breaking down all the reasons why people do not make decisions, there is one area men can not afford to delay their choice: spiritual forks in the road.
There is an excellent case for drawing a spiritual “line in the sand” in scripture. Joshua is speaking to the people here, calling them to pick between God or gods. One choice involved gods in Egypt served by the forefathers of the Israelites, and another option is the gods of the Amorites in the land they currently live. This man, Joshua, was a great leader who made the decision himself first and then called the people to make theirs. He decided to serve the LORD.
DO THIS TODAY: Choose whom you will serve.