Joshua 24:14,15--Therefore, fear the Lord and worship Him in sincerity and truth. Get rid of the gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and worship Yahweh. But if it doesn’t please you to worship Yahweh, choose for yourselves today the one you will worship: the gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. As for me and my family, we will worship Yahweh.
There are two courses in life—walking with God or walking without God.
Walking with God requires several elements:
The second course, walking without God, also requires several elements:
By sticking to any or all of these questions I avoid the personal responsibility of having to accept or reject who the Bible says God is and what He expects of me.
The result of walking without God is inner turmoil. Outwardly I appear calm or like I have my act together. Inside I wrestle with uncertainty about the future, lack of peace, and an emptiness that revolves around the issue—there must be more to life than what I am experiencing.
The Bible states:
For God’s wrath is revealed from heaven against all godlessness and unrighteousness of people who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth, since what can be knownabout God is evident among them, because God has shown it to them. For His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what He has made. As a result, people are without excuse. (Romans 1:18-20)
Two courses, one decision—choose wisely!
The course of deliberately remaining independent of God ends in damnation, by God’s direct decree, not as an inevitable happening; and the course of dependence upon God ends in heaven, by God’s decree, not by chance.—Oswald Chambers in The Pilgrim’s Song Book
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)