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24:15

THE CHOICE IS YOURS

The reason our non-profit is named after this verse is because it was Joshua’s initiative that led the charge in this call to action. Joshua led by the way that he lived. He led a movement that required strength and courage and his dedication to the Lord created a culture of faithfulness in God’s people that allowed God to create a testimony of great victory over sin, darkness and wickedness and they saw God move in such a way that it created a testimony to the rest of the world, what it was like to live, walking with the living, speaking, all-powerful God. 


Joshua’s initiative to his people is a call to serve the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Creator with your whole heart, soul and mind. It’s a choice that each of us has to make. There is no middle ground. We all serve something; even if you choose to have no God, then you’ve chosen to be your own God and to serve yourself, pursuing life as you see fit.


This call “to serve,” is translated from the Hebrew word “ʿāḇaḏ” which means to work, serve… as unto slavery. Not like the slavery, you might be thinking, like the Levitical priests that served the temple. A people set apart for a holy purpose, to serve the holy God. 


When choosing your master, be careful who you give your mind’s attention and heart’s affection to. Even if it’s not money or success, to those who would choose to be their own master, to rule of their own fate, I would ask, You’ve heard the saying “We are always our own worst critic.” Are you sure you want that person defining your identity? Good luck! Besides, control over your own fate is an illusion anyway. None of us can control the number of days we have in this life. When you’re ruled by yourself, then your passions and your desires will be what you follow. Chasing those desires always end up costing you more than you’re willing to pay. Ultimately, it will lead to spiritual death.


Proverbs 14:12 - “There is a way which seems right to a person, But its end is the way of death.”

Romans 6:16-19 - “Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.”

The heart of God is to love you and be loved by you. It’s what He created you for, an eternity WITH Him. It’s His goodness that leads us to repentance. (Romans 2:4) 


Matthew 11:28-30 - “Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is comfortable, and My burden is light.”

The choice is yours, but you must decide. As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.


Don’t be stranded out on your own little island. Everything we publish is designed to lead YOU and your generations after you, to the Lord, until His kingdom comes. We’re here to help you, your family and your group of families.

“But if it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served, which were beyond the Euphrates River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” - Joshua 24:15

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