Serve the Lord
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Serve the Lord. Joshua 24:14-28. February 16 2020.
“ Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve Him in sincerity and in truth.”
In today’s Bible reading, Joshua exhorts the people of Israel to serve the Lord in sincerity and truth, to put away the gods That their fathers served. (Verse 14).
In verse 15 Joshua asks them to make a choice. “Choose you this day whom you will serve.” He then speaks for himself and says, “but for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”.
The people responded to Joshua in verse 18, “ Therefore will we also serve the Lord.”
Joshua told them in verse 19, “ You cannot serve the Lord: for He alone is a holy God ; He is a jealous God.” In verses 23-24, he explained to them that they could not come to God until they put away their strange gods and were willing to totally obey Him.
We too cannot serve God in sincerity and truth unless we totally yield our lives to Him. God is a holy and jealous God. If we want His blessings, we must live our lives in total commitment to Him alone.
As you go about today’s duties , whatever they may be, lay aside everything that is hindering you from serving God completely. If you want to spend eternity with a holy God, then you must live a holy life.