THEME: Learn from the Past
PASSAGE: Joshua 24:14-27
HYMN: MHB 91- ALL hail the power of Jesu’s name;
MEMORY VERSE: Joshua 24: 14 “Now fear the Lord and serve Him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your forefathers worshipped beyond the river and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.”
It is often said that experience is the best teacher. Our past experiences are meant to shape us for the challenges of the present and decision-making process for the future. After the Israelites got to the Promised land and portions allotted to families, Joshua discovered that they were already following after the gods of the Canaanites, so he challenged them to throw those idols away.
It was then they started recounting what God had done for them in the past; how He brought them out of slavery, led them to the Promised Land and chased out the nations who lived in the land and gave them free houses and orchards. The remembrance of God’s deeds in the past motivated them to rededicate and commit themselves to Him.
How easily do we forget what God has done in our lives when we are faced with life’s challenges? If we are able to think deeply, we shall always see that God has always been faithful to us in our lives’ journey. If God has done anything at all in our lives in the past, then it is sure that He will do more now and even in the future. We should always be committed to serving Him with all our hearts, minds and souls. He never forsakes His own people as long as they remain faithful and obedient to Him alone.
Let us do away with any form of idols in our lives. Anything (children, money, jobs, house, internet, etc) that we regard more than God is an idol. The Almighty God is our all-sufficiency. Has God done anything in your life before? Then live your life for Him and He will do even more.
PRAYER: Thank You Gracious Lord, for all You have done for me, and my family. Be with me in my present and future challenges and make me an over-comer to the end in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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