“If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which our fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15).
The parting conversation I had with each of my children as they left home included a challenge regarding their relationship with the Lord. My word to them was that they would now find out if their faith is really their own, or if they have just been borrowing from their mom and dad. As the crowning achievement in God’s created order, we are designed to both choose and worship. By our very nature we are going to choose to worship something. Will it be the God or gods of your family that, maybe, you don’t really know? Will it be the gods of your culture? Or, will it be the Lord our God, revealed and known in the person of Jesus Christ? It is a pass/fail test. Choose well.