WHAT'S YOUR CHOICE?
Updated: Nov 23
We should expect persecution when we live among people who are hostile toward anyone who worships the one true God. In our own culture today, we can be true to our faith and avoid any form of compromise by settling in our minds who we will serve.
I think Joshua said it best:
“And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24:15 AMPC)
As believers we must make a determination of who we are going to serve. We can’t serve the world and God because there is enmity between a fallen world and God. Those who believe God have peace with Him and are His children. We then have enmity with the world when they oppose the laws of God. Throughout our lifetime we will find ourselves having to make choices – choices that conflict with God. It’s during these times that it is clear to the world and God who we serve.
Serving God is not going to be easy. Choosing God in difficult situations will cost us something. We can make this choice when we have truly determined where our hearts are anchored, where we have aligned ourselves. While we are in this world, it is not our final destination and we must live with eternity in mind. Even in our difficult and possibly life-threatening choices, God gives us the strength to stand in our convictions. This is why we must spend time in His Presence and in His Word. This is where we gain our strength and courage.
Ultimately, for believers, it comes down to this:
Then Peter and the apostles replied, "We must obey God rather than men." (Acts 5:29 AMPC)
Be Encouraged! ❤
(Updated From the Vault of LWM)