In the Old Testament in the Book of Joshua 25:15 (NKJV), the Word of God states: And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
I really feel that we are living in the days when we have to nail our colours to the mask. We cannot possibly hope for the Lord to bless us if we are going to serve two masters. As we know that scripture, which is one of my favourites, Matthew 12:30 (NKJV) says very clearly you cannot serve two masters: He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad.
We really have to be more outspoken for Jesus! I remember very fondly an incident when I read this particular Scripture from Joshua. My oldest son on his wedding day stood up in front of the whole gathering of family and guests at the hotel where we had the reception and he quoted this scripture, As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.
Just last night his oldest daughter graduated from university and she got full honours as an occupational therapist and his younger daughter is now going into her third year studying speech therapy and I realised just once again that God has honoured my son because he makes no apologies for his stand for Christ.
Now it’s not about my son, but it’s about the faithfulness of God when we serve Him. If we serve the Lord, then we have nothing whatsoever to be afraid of. Not the corona virus, not the corruption in governments around the world, not the dishonesty of leaders who make empty promises to gain votes, nothing like that at all. The Lord overrules all of these things if we put Him first in our lives.
I want to encourage you today to be more outspoken and more steadfast when it comes to the things of God, because if God is for us, there will absolutely be no man that will stand against us. (Romans 8:31, NKJV)
So, we will publicly choose to acknowledge The Lord Jesus Christ as our Risen Lord and Saviour.
Angus and Jill Buchan