JANUARY 30 – CHOOSE YOU THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE
Joshua 24:15 – And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
Whom to serve. That is a question that some people answer without giving much thought to. There are those that serve the world and say they are Christians. Having been saved for many years, I struggle with understanding this. Do they believe that simply existing that they are serving the Lord? Do they think that cussing and drinking and fighting are Godly things of service? Do they think that talking about others and carrying tales is a Godly pursuit? Do they think that when all is said and done, God will say, I was only kidding when I said to believe on My Son for everlasting life. Come on up here I will take you wrapped up in your wickedness and sin.
You WILL chose whom you will serve. By doing nothing, you have chosen death and hell. By repenting and receiving Jesus as Savior, you have chosen life everlasting in the presence of Jesus. Yet this choosing says nothing about service. Service is the willingness to do the Masters bidding when we have enlisted in His service. There are those that are saved and there are those that are saved and serving.
There are what is called nominal Christians. They are the ones that are Church members and occasionally engage in serving. Most times they allow things of the world hinder their service. I had a Church member tell me one time, “preacher, all of these people around here know we are here, many have been in this building before. Why should I invite them? I am going to heaven, it probably will be by the skin of my teeth.” This man could restore an old pickup truck meticulously. The bodywork he did on this truck was astounding. Yet his idea of service was to be at church faithfully. He was faithful to be there every time the doors were open but that was the extent of his service. He was a nominal Christian.
The idea of service means to sacrifice. Present our bodies a living sacrifice. That means doing things that are inconvenient. We should always remember the great commission and what it means. Constantly carry the gospel to a lost and dying world.
Let us choose to serve Christ.