“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
Some people in the Promised Land believed in the Lord, but they also trusted in the idols that their ancestors and they had collected during their travels. They acted as if the Lord would accept their idolatry without consequences. Joshua spoke for the Lord when he told the people to put away their idols and incline their hearts to the Lord. By word and deed, Joshua and his house served as examples; then, the people followed and obeyed the Lord.