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We need to be aware that whatever we love more than God is a false god. When the Israelites voiced allegiance without a decisive end to their practices, Joshua must have reminded them what Moses had told them that they would not be able to serve a holy, jealous God, because God will not tolerate rivals. A decision to follow God means a decision formed with a commitment of “sincerity and truth.” This means to serve wholeheartedly, to serve with integrity, or without blame.
Just like Joshua, the apostle Paul admonished us: – Romans 12:2 Another very important message to focus in this passage are the words “choose today.” No individual is guaranteed an opportunity to respond to God at some future time. This was true for the Israelites as it is true for all humanity.
Ask God to help you examine your heart, because as born again believers the Bible tells us that we are Christ’s ambassadors (2 Corinthians ).
Whether we are retired, working or a homemaker, we are to be teaching the way to God and helping others to come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
We are acknowledging that we’re about to receive Him under the “roof” of our mouths and thus to welcome Him into our physical abode; into our bodies, the dwelling place of the soul. For I also am a man subject to authority, having under me soldiers; and I say to this, Go, and he goeth, and to another Come, and he cometh, and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. In comparing himself to his own servant as “a man under authority,” the centurion is suggesting a few very important things.
Just as Joshua pointed the way to God, each of us has the same opportunity.
Imagine your telephone rings one day and a voice on the other end says, “The Holy Father is coming to your house for a visit; he’ll be walking through the front door in five minutes.” How would you feel? In the words of the centurion, we simply are not worthy.
In addition to being excited and thrilled at the prospect, you’d probably think, “Oh no! As we prepare to receive Christ in the Eucharist, the time is truly fitting to express the degree to which we are awed by the very thought of such intimate union with our Lord. He is, after all, the One through whom all things were made and we are but His creatures.
In these simple words we find the will of God expressly stated.
We are to serve the Lord and we are to do everything in our power to see that our family follows our example.
Their leader, Joshua, issued a strong challenge to the Israelite families. Would they serve the gods of Egypt where they were enslaved?