Scripture: Do not associate with these nations that remain among you; do not invoke the names of their gods or swear by them. You must not serve them or bow down to them. But you are to hold fast to the LORD your God, as you have until now.
Joshua 23:7,8 NIV
Observation: Joshua in giving his farewell speech before he dies admonishes the Israelites to stay true to God, their Deliverer.
Application: I believe that Joshua’s warning is timeless. He warned the nation of Israel to stay pure and free from the influences of the ungodly nations around them. Christians are to do the same. We cannot be a house divided. We cannot be of the world and of the Lord. “No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.” Luke 16:13 NIV
Prayer: Father, help me to stay true to you and only you. Help me to always know and remember that I cannot be both Holy and worldly. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen