Then Joshua said to the people, "Now respect the Lord and serve him fully and sincerely. Throw away the gods that your ancestors worshiped on the other side of the Euphrates River and in Egypt. Serve the Lord. But if you don't want to serve the Lord, you must choose for yourselves today whom you will serve. You may serve the gods that your ancestors worshiped when they lived on the other side of the Euphrates River, or you may serve the gods of the Amorites who lived in this land. As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24: 14-15
I love these two verses from Joshua 24. Joshua called all the Israelites together and reminded them of all that God had done for them over many years. He then called on them to serve the Lord.
These verses remind me of my dad, because he was the kind of man who would always strive to do what was right. He was born in 1875, so he was definitely a man of another time. His Christian faith was very important to him. So no matter what others would do, he would choose to serve the Lord.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for the many blessings you have bestowed upon us: life; love; family and friends. Thank you for men like Joshua and my father. Help us remember these in our daily lives that it may help us to act in ways that serve You.