See Yourself As God Sees You!

Today's Scripture Guidance

Joshua 24:14-15

"Now fear the Lord God and serve Him with all faithfulness.

But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve.  But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."


In our Scripture today…, Joshua, the servant of the Lord God, is speaking to God's people.  Joshua is now a very old man, and he is about to die.  Joshua has led God's people to the promised land that God had for each tribe of Israel.  God's people had seen all the wonders of God..., but they would now go out into different parts of the land, and for the first time they would not be all together as one people; and they would not have either Moses or Joshua to serve as their leader.  As with any of God's people, there comes a time when you will no longer be led by God's servant that nurtured you and protected you.  You will go out to a land on your own.  So Joshua stood in front of God's people.  Our Scripture begins with God's people being told..., "Now fear the Lord God and serve Him with all faithfulness."  Trust, serve, and worship God with commitment to Him!  The Word says to God's people..., "But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve."  It is now time for you to make a choice!  God allows each person to make a choice; you can choose God, or you can choose the world!  It is now your choice!  Amen!  Then the Word of God says that the servant of God proclaimed..., "But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."  I do not know what you will do..., but me AND my family are going to serve the Lord!  You can make any choice you want..., I am going to serve God!  I choose God; and I choose Jesus!  God gives me a choice today; and today I choose to serve God in the name of Jesus!  Me.... AND my family will serve God in the name of Jesus!  That is also my choice today!  I will train my family to serve God in the name of Jesus!  So when it is time for them to make a choice..., each one of them will choose to serve God in the name of Jesus...., AND their family will serve God in the name of Jesus!  The Word of God is challenging Believers today!  Too many Believers serve God; but leave their families behind!  That does not please God!  God wants you..., and your house to serve Him!  Joshua did not just proclaim that He would serve God..., Joshua said AND my house will serve the Lord!  You are being challenged today!  Who does your house serve!  Glory to God!   Today..., Trust, serve, and worship God with commitment to Him!  Hallelujah!  Today..., it is now time for you to make a choice!  God allows each person to make a choice; you can choose God, or you can choose the world!  The Word of God is challenging His people!  I do not know what you will do..., but me AND my family are going to serve the Lord!  You can make any choice you want..., I am going to serve God!  I choose God; and I choose Jesus!  Amen.

Today..., our Scripture is speaking to God's people.  If you believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior..., God is speaking to you.  And the Word is challenging each Believer.  At some point in your life; you are going to depart the from the servant of Jesus who has kept you in the presence of God.  You will depart to a new land; or you will grow up and move out of your parents house; or you will be distracted by the world..., but there is going to come a time when YOU have to decide to serve the Lord; or choose the world.  It will happen!  Many Believers came to know Jesus because of our parents or a particular leader.  And that person kept you informed of the Word of God; and around a "church family" that kept you near God.  Amen.  But at some point; you will have to choose to continue to follow and serve God..., because you want to.  Hallelujah!  The people of Israel had been kept near to God by Moses and then Joshua for more than 40 years.  But now, each tribe of Israel was going to go out in different directions and to different lands.  And waiting on them were people who did not know God..., but knew other gods and ways of life.  Joshua knew that it is easy to choose God when that is all you know; or a powerful person in your life keeps you near God.  But on your own, out in the world that does not know God..., who will you choose?  Our Scripture begins with God's people being told..., "Now fear the Lord God and serve Him with all faithfulness."  Trust, serve, and worship God with commitment to Him!  That is what our servants of Jesus have taught us.  As Believers in Jesus we have been taught to trust God.  We have been led to serve God!  And we have been brought to worship God.  Hallelujah!  Now we are about to go out into the world on our own!  Nobody will be with you to guide you!  And one teaching that the servant of Jesus has taught you is to be faithful and serve God.  You have been taught that!  Trust, serve, and worship God with commitment to Him!  Amen.

Today..., the Word is speaking to God's people.  The Word is challenging those Believers who have been under the guidance, and even the Christian protection of servants of Jesus.  You have always gone to church; because the servant of Jesus always took you to church!  You accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior..., because the servant of Jesus accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior!  And one teaching that the servant of Jesus has taught you is to be faithful and serve God.  You have been taught that!  Trust, serve, and worship God with commitment to Him!  Hallelujah!  The Word says to God's people..., "But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve."  It is now time for you to make a choice!  God allows each person to make a choice; you can choose God, or you can choose the world!  It is now your choice!  Amen!  When you first step out into a new land; or a new part of your life when you are now in control..., you have to now make a choice!  The servant of Jesus that has led you is no longer in control of what you choose.  You have grown up; or grown out..., but now you are in control.  Your servant protector is not there anymore.  And Satan and the world has been waiting on this moment!  Your Moses is not around; your Joshua is gone!  You are in the world now..., where Satan and wickedness are waiting on you!  You have to choose now; you have to make a commitment now.  Are you committing to God..., or are you committing to living your life according to the temptations of the world?    It is now time for you to make a choice!  Amen.

Today..., the Word of God is speaking to God's people.  God knows that many Believers appear to be strong in their commitment to Him; while the are surrounded by servants of Jesus..., who keep them with the people of God.  But at some point..., those same servants of Jesus are not around.  Those same people of God are not around.  Those servants of Jesus taught you to trust, serve, and worship God with commitment to Him!  Hallelujah!  You learned that.  But now..., those servants of Jesus are no longer around; or no longer in control of you.  It is now time for you to make a choice!  God allows each person to make a choice; you can choose God, or you can choose the world!  It is now your choice!  Amen!  Then the Word of God says that the servant of God proclaimed..., "But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."  I do not know what you will do..., but me AND my family are going to serve the Lord!  You can make any choice you want..., I am going to serve God!  I choose God; and I choose Jesus!  God gives me a choice today; and today I choose to serve God in the name of Jesus!  Me.... AND my family will serve God in the name of Jesus!  That is also my choice today!  I will train my family to serve God in the name of Jesus!  So when it is time for them to make a choice..., each one of them will choose to serve God in the name of Jesus...., AND their family will serve God in the name of Jesus!  Today..., God is still giving His people free choice; and each of us can choose between serving God in the name of Jesus; or choosing the evil and the temptations of the world.  You must make a choice!  The true servant of Jesus says..., I do not know what you will do; but me AND my family are going to serve the Lord!  Amen.

Today..., our Scripture is speaking to God's people who have not yet made their own choice between God and the world.  You have lived your life knowing God because you have had servants of Jesus in your life keeping you near God; and kept you learning the Word of God.  Now the Word is challenging you!  It is time for you to make a choice!  It is your choice; and no one else; and you have free choice!  God will not make that choice for you!  The servants of Jesus taught you to trust, serve, and worship God with commitment to Him!  Hallelujah!  You learned that.  But you never really made your own choice.  It is now time for you to make a choice!  God allows each person to make a choice; you can choose God, or you can choose the world!  It is now your choice!  Will you choose God?  You are about to go out into the world on your own!  Nobody will be with you to guide you!  Choose God!  Trust, serve, and worship God with commitment to Him!  It is time for you to make a choice!  Stand up and tell the world; I do not know what you will do..., but me AND my family are going to serve the Lord!  You can make any choice you want..., I am going to serve God!  Amen.

YOU ARE A CHILD OF CHRIST!!!