GO ALL IN
“If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve…but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”— Joshua 24:15
There is no middle ground in God. Like the Israelites of old, we must chose who we’re going to follow: either God or the world. We can’t serve both. If we’re going to follow the Lord, we must take our stand, realizing that may mean being rejected for the cause of Christ. We must be His light in the earth, even if it hurts.
Those who want to be accepted by the world can choose the world. They can adopt the posture of the ungodly and reap the consequences. But if we say we’re choosing the Lord, then let’s do it! Let’s live like we belong to Him. Let’s cleanse ourselves of the things that defile us so we’ll be useful to the Master and prepared for every good work. There is no room for compromise. Jesus spits the lukewarm out of His mouth.
Yeshua said straight and narrow is the way that leads to life, and few there be that find it, but broad and wide is the way that leads to destruction, and many there be that take it. Yeshua chose the Father and was crucified for it. Will you give your time, talent, and treasure to Him first? Beloved one, if we say we choose the Lord, let’s go all in.
Rabbi Kirt A. Schneider, Entering His Presence (Lake Mary, FL: Charisma House, 2023), Used by permission.