If today was you’re last one, would you do anything different? Would you surrender your heart to Jesus? Would you surrender your way to His? What would you do or not do?
We’ve heard this before. Boils down to living like the next minute isn’t guaranteed. That’s a tall order for us.
We get sidetracked so easily. We read things – or live things – that anger us and want to take matters into our own hands. We have it easy and forget our need for our Savior. We get all wrapped up in ourselves and forget we are wrapped in arms that hold us close. So maybe the question isn’t what would we do, but what can we do?
Joshua summed it up pretty well a few thousand years ago: “As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD!” (Joshua 24:15b BSB) That’s what we can do. It’s a moment by moment, day in day out, month by month thing – adding up to a lifetime.
It is, always has been: a choice. Joshua started by exhorting his listeners to ‘choose’. Choose whom you will serve – self or God? Simple – not easy, but simple.
Joshua had seen God’s faithfulness – Red Sea parted, enemies defeated, numerous miracles. Seeing is believing. If you belong to Jesus, then truth is it won’t take much for you to recount these same amazing miracles in your life. If you don’t know Christ, perhaps it’s time to let the blinders fall from you eyes and see how faithful He is.
Only one book has survived millennia unchanged. Only One who walked the earth still causes so much controversy. And only One is the truth – all other gods (things we live for, long for, fight for) are temporary.
“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” (Deuteronomy 30:19 NLT)
In this crazy time of riots, Covid, hate, politics, families divided – and all the other hurts and hurdles of our day, we need an anchor. To hold us steady, to keep us from drifting to never. There is a forever where no more tears exist. And there is a never – where eternity is spent never knowing the peace only God has secured. Someday our last chance will come. Time to choose.
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