“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 that were 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.”
The ending of this verse is quoted often. So much so that we can easily grow numb to its meaning. Joshua is saying to the people we all have a choice of whom we will serve. And the Israelites can choose to serve God or they can serve something else. But Joshua was going to serve the LORD.
But what is interesting is that he leaves no third option. Everyone will serve something. It can, and should be, the Almighty God. But so often people choose to serve money or relationships or they make for themselves idols out of political figures and celebrities. But these gods will never satisfy.
Jesus said to the woman at the well in John 4:14 “But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” Only Jesus can satisfy.
But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD,