Joshua brought the Israelites together and the Lord renewed His covenant with them. Joshua told the Israelites to fear the Lord and serve Him alone. Joshua told them to put away their Idols gods that they were worshiping. Joshua gave them a choice that if they would turn from God and worship other gods, God would abandon them and destroy them even though God had been good to them. Joshua took time to challenge the people of Israel on there commitment to God. Todays question for each one of us is what is our commitment to God?
When we think of the word commitment, we often think about how it applies to our personal relationship with our spouse. But Commitment comes in many forms, and the Bible talks in depth about these forms. There is not only commitment to spouse, but there is commitment to God, to our spiritual path and leading to a good life.
What is the biblical meaning of commitment?
Answer: Commitment is obedience, trusting, and a slave, serving and surrendering actions to the person you are committed to. For example, when you commit to Jesus you are saying that you will obey, trust, be a slave of and surrender to Jesus.
In reference to Psalms 37: 3-5 there are some Benefits to being Committed to God.
- God will make your burdens lighter
- God will make your walk righter
- God will make your life brighter
So as we make this commitment to God, also know there is danger in turning back once you have made the commitment.
Be blessed to all readers of my blog is my prayer for this week.
Associate to the Pastor –Samuel S. Brice
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1 Peter 5:7 ‘Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.’
Father you word, ‘Says cast our cares upon you’, because you care for us. So God, I need you because I am full of stress and anxiety. God reading your words brings me comfort and now I ask you God to come and take my heavy burdens. I lay each one atyour feet so that you God can carry them so that I don’t have to. So God do this in your name I pray. Amen
Reverend Samuel Brice
Associate to the Pastor
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It’s good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace Hebrews 13:9