As men we have do make a lot of decisions in life. Some decisions are not so black and white. For example: it’s 100% clear that we shouldn’t become drunk (Ephesians 5:18), but it’s also clear that we have the freedom to drink moderately (1 Timothy 5:23)—except that some people struggle with alcoholism and can’t safely drink at all. This could be a grey area.
However, one area in life should be considered an absolute truth. Who should we serve? In Joshua’s last address to his people he gathered all of the leaders of every tribe of Israel gave them a history lesson of how faithful God had been to them and their forefathers. Then he challenged them to choose, make a decision. Joshua who was old and wise stated, “As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15) If you read the rest of chapter 24 you will read that Joshua made a covenant with the people before the Lord and placed a stone outside the temple by an oak as a reminder of their covenant. We as men should have reminders of our covenant we have made with God through Jesus. It is not a one sided covenant. Jesus is doing His part. Are we making decisions to serve God or ourselves? Are we doing our part?