DO YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE A SERVANT?

“And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond 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”” (Joshua 24:15, ESV).

How often have you heard the words of Joshua 24:15 in an evangelistic sermon? “Choose this day whom you will serve… But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Certainly, it’s a fabulous text to call people to put their trust in the Lord. It is a worthy passage for such exhortations. But I think sometimes we miss something in this passage that connects not just to a moment of salvation but the continuing work of God in our lives.