BI­BLE LES­SON

The Oklahoman - - SPIRITUAL LIFE - L.G. Parkhurst Jr. writes the In­ter­na­tional Bi­ble Les­son Com­men­tary at www. theiblc.com. Send email to [email protected]­steps.org.

“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.

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