Thursday, December 15, 2011

Choose

From Blog 11 Added Illustrations

You must choose just whom you'll serve,
Whom you'll follow and adore.
Will you choose the gods who've failed?
Those that made you dreaded slaves?
Or the LORD who sets you free?
You must choose, and choose today.
Once you've chosen, you will serve,
So choose  your master well.
Choose today--now!--whom you'll serve.
As for me? I'll serve the LORD.

If you are not willing to serve him, decide today whom you will serve, the gods your ancestors worshiped in Mesopotamia or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are now living. As for my family and me, we will serve the LORD.
--Joshua 24:15, Good News Bible

2 comments:

dfish said...

a woman I knew insisted she could not establish priorities about what she needed to do, so she just did the things she liked least first. She never figured out that such an approach established her dislikes as what was most important. She made her choice by refusing to make a different choice. It was a major factor in her eventual divorce.

Ρωμανός ~ Romanós said...

Yes, like the Israelites of old, we make a conscious choice to serve the Lord, but lest we puff ourselves up, the Lord whom we chose became one of us, just so He could say, 'You did not choose Me, I chose you.'

All is by His mercy, even our choice. Therefore, let us pay this mercy forward to others, choosing them and loving them even before they know who He is, or who we are.

Yes, everything, everything without exception, is by His mercy.