You could easily give these 2 chapters this title, “The Importance of Commitment”, couldn’t you? I can almost see Joshua as he develops his sermons. First of all, REMEMBER and KEEP ON REMEMBERING who God is and what He has done for you. BE CAREFUL TO LOVE HIM and SERVE HIM. Nurture that love through discovering how much He loves you and cares for you. Find ways to communicate your love to Him through deliberate acts of service and obedience every day – even when you don’t feel like it. Finally, WATCH OUT for quiet, but persuasive, cultural values and ideas which can gradually steal your attention and your heart until you find them becoming your master. Help me, dear Jesus, to understand that “the eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him”. (II Chronicles 16: 9) I want to live out that kind of commitment.
FALL SERIES will begin on Friday, September 13 – “Bless HIS Holy Name”. Study guides will be available by September 1.