Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve. Joshua 24:15
When we make the choice that Joshua is talking about, it’s really a choice of priorities or the choice between right and wrong: what is most important to us–loving the things of the world or loving God? In the text, a single moment of choice is given to the Israelites. I believe that for us it is not a single choice or a single decision. If not daily, at least weekly or monthly we are presented with choices where we have to decide whether or not to serve God. In a world that is increasingly becoming secular, mentioning Jesus has become a taboo. We feel safer sitting on the fence rather than standing up for the right and displaying our faith.
Sometimes, this may mean losing a friend, a job and facing ridicule. Are we willing to take a stand for Jesus?