You Have Got To Make A Choice by Robert Walker

You Have Got To Make A Choice
Robert Walker
Joshua 24:15

In Joshua chapter 24, we note that Joshua was faced with a great choice. That choice was related to who he would choose to follow in life,

"And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." (Joshua 24:15).

As we consider this choice, we see that it was based upon the fact that the Lord was the True God, and had done so much for Joshua and Israel.

This same fact should cause us to make the right choice when faced with such. If God is God, then this settles the matter. We should be either infidels or faithful followers of God.

The very nature of this issue leaves no room for a middle position. We are either for or against the Lord (Matthew 12:30).

I think what C.S. Lewis said has powerful insight. Every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you, the part of you that chooses, into something a little different from what it was before.

And taking your life as a whole, with all your innumerable choices, all your life long you are slowly turning this central thing either into a heavenly creature or into a hellish creature:

Either into a creature that is in harmony with God, and with other creatures, and with itself, or else into one that is in a state of war and hatred with God, and with its fellow-creatures, and with itself.

To be the one kind of creature is heaven: that is, it is joy and peace and knowledge and power. To be the other means madness, horror, idiocy, rage, impotence, and eternal loneliness.

Each of us at each moment is progressing to one state or the other.

-C. S. Lewis, Irish professor, author, and apologist (1898-1963)

Facing that great crowd of young people and Judges and the people of Israel that man of G ...

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