YOU ARE A SUM TOTAL OF YOUR CHOICES
JOSHUA 24: 13 - 17
(PAGE 359 "COME ALIVE" BIBLE)
JESUS CHRIST stands at life's crossroad affording persons their
most important choice. His challenge is "Follow Me."
You are a sum total of your life's choices. You can change your
life by changing your choices. Sounds simple! It is intended
Consider an Old Testament experience as a case in point in
Joshua had gathered the tribes of Israel at Shechem where he was
to preside over the nation's congress for the last time.
Shechem, located in a scenic mountain pass between Mt. Eble and
Mt. Geruzim seemed impenetrable and invulnerable as a result of
this natural location. Joshua knew their safety was not
determined by geographical location but by God's grace. Joshua
called upon the people to repent. Involved in repentance is a
change of mind. Therefore, he was saying to his beloved friends
"Please change your minds and trust in the Lord."
America is in much the same position today. Our reliance must
be on the Lord. The pallbearers that hauled away the nations of
Rome, Greece, Persia, and others await the demise of America.
Many people are in a similar position. Our trust must be in the
Lord not self, substance, or any other substitute. If you
haven't been trusting him, change your mind and lovingly
thrustyourself completely on Him.
I.JOSHUA ISSUED A CHALLENGE
A."CHOOSE" = The marvel is not that we must choose but that we
many choose. The option is ours. Decision making is among the
most important thing we do. It influences all of life and
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