Joshua 23:15 – Other Gods

Today’s Readings: Joshua 22:21‐23:16, Luke 20:27‐47, Psalm 89:14‐37, Proverbs 13:17‐19

Joshua 23:14b-16a … not one word has failed of all the good things that the Lord your God promised concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one of them has failed.  But just as all the good things that the Lord your God promised concerning you have been fulfilled for you, so the Lord will bring upon you all the evil things, until he has destroyed you from off this good land that the Lord your God has given you, if you transgress the covenant of the Lord your God, which he commanded you, and go and serve other gods and bow down to them…

Observation:

  • Two chapters later than the similar verses in yesterday’s post
  • God is faithful to bless and to discipline.
  • Serving and bowing down to other Gods brings evil and destruction in our lives.
  • The IF in our future is related to us, not God.

Where am I serving idols and not God?  In our culture, most of us do not have carved images that we “bow down” to.  However, we struggle with idolatry through placing too much worth on stuff.  We “serve” other people and other things before God.  In my life it is often my agenda, my family, approval, comfort or work.

Application:  Today I want to focus on serving God and letting the rest of my life flow out of the service of him.

What are you spending the most of your time serving?

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