I have seen this verse posted in just about everyone’s house I’ve been in. I even have it in my own house. The children of Israel had seen their share of false gods throughout the land. Their fathers even worshiped some of them. The question that Joshua asks the children of Israel was pretty straightforward. Who are you going to choose to serve? These false gods or the Lord?
When I look at this verse posted in my house, I take it seriously. It means to me that I have made a commitment to the Lord; that I will serve Him and Him only, with all that I have. I will lead my family according to all His ways. I will teach the word of God to my children, I will talk about them daily, and write them wherever I can (Deuteronomy 6:6-9). Every day I wake up, I will choose to serve the Lord. Even if everyone says I’m wrong, I choose to serve the Lord.
Choosing to serve the Lord,