“But if it doesn't please you to worship Yahweh, choose for yourselves today the one you will worship: The gods your fathers worshiped beyond the Euphrates River or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. As for me and my family, we will worship Yahweh.” Joshua 24:15 HCSB
America was founded on Christian values. Our forefathers would be appalled at how America has changed. Instead of Christian values being held up as the standard by which to live, Christianity is being attacked and Christians are being ridiculed and viewed as old-fashioned and narrow-minded, not caring for those who may have different lifestyles. Christianity is being challenged today in many different ways.
Joshua knew that being committed to the One true God would be difficult. There would be people who challenged their faith and beliefs and would even return to worshiping false gods. Joshua said that he and his family were going to take a stand against the thoughts and ideas of others who did not want to serve God. He and his family were going to serve the Lord.
Challenge: What will your family do? Even though others in our culture may criticize Christianity and our values, we must be like Joshua and stand firmly committed to God. We have seen and experienced how God has worked in our lives which should inspire us to remain faithful to God in the face of opposition. We can take a stand for what we believe without being offensive to others. We should love our enemies as Jesus commanded. Take a stand and do what would bring honor and glory to God.
Read The Bible Through In Two Years: Genesis 4:1-26; Matthew 4:1-25