The call to “choose” is yet again upon us as it was in the Prophet Joshua’s day, as God’s people had gone wayward. The state of our current culture continually forces Christians to stand at the crossroads of good and evil and choose a side. But that line between right and wrong blurs more and more each day. The backdrop to Joshua’s charge is simple — make a decision: Will you choose to follow God or will you select the conveniences of life?
Before you can even make a decision, you must understand that all idols begin innocently as “thoughts” or “ideas,” and we create and serve them believing they will make our lives easier and our lifestyles comfortable and desired. Has anyone noticed that the social media and cell phone app gods are multiplying at an amazing pace?
Our flesh will never be satisfied, and we’ll always find things that take us away from God as we think, “out of sight, out of mind.” When we invest our God-given time, resources and creativity in “idols” that we think will appease our flesh, we rob God of His glory and cheapen our witness to others.
As the prophet Elijah asked, “…How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If Yahweh is God, follow Him. But if Baal, follow him” (1 Kings 18:21). Let us not delay. Today, if we hear His voice, let us be swift to repent and finalize our choice to always choose Christ.
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