An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, November 11, 2023


(Jos 24:14-15 KJV)  Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.  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.

(Proverbs 11 also read)

If you think about it this is a strange moment.  Joshua is talking to the nation of Israel.  Forty years before they had left Egypt and followed Moses out into the desert.  They followed him around for that entire period until the elders died off.  Now they are being asked whom they will serve.  It would seem that the question had already been answered.

Maybe not.

Maybe this is an indication of how often we get into the right crowd but do not embrace their core beliefs.  Look around you at church.  How many people in the congregation actually know what the church believes?  I would guess it is a low percentage.  Many were raised in the church.  Most consider themselves Christians.  In reality they have still not made the choice of whom they will serve.

So?  I guess the question of the day is, “Whom do you serve?”  Have you made the conscious decision?  I have.  I trust you will take a moment to consider it for yourself. 

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