So now: Fear God. Worship Him in total commitment, Get rid of the gods your ancestors worshiped on the far side of The River (the Euphrates) and in Egypt. You, worship God.
Joshua 24:14 Message
I love this scripture. It is just totally completes the thought of living a Christian lifestyle to me.
Fear God. - Have reverence towards Him. Be in awe of Him. Respect Him in all your ways.
Worship Him in total commitment. - I love the fact that this verse doesn't just say worship Him, it says worship Him in total commitment. There are so many ways to worship God. Praise and worship, prayer, obedience - He said commitment, total commitment. Are you committed to Him. Are you worshiping Him through your commitment? This might be a subject a lot of people don't want to talk about, but you have to worship God through your commitments. What are you committed to? If you don't have a particular ministry you are committed to you need to find one. It is another avenue to worship God through. The way you worship Him through commitments is exactly how it sounds committed. Giving it your all, not quitting, showing up on time, always willing to do extra, leading others on the path to serving God, showing the love of Christ through your commitment.
Get rid of the gods your ancestors worshiped. - You can be different. You don't have to follow the generational path that has been laid out to you by your ancestors. You can be committed to God alone. You can worship Him through your commitment. You don't have to make the same mistakes they made. You can be different.
You, worship God. - You follow God. You worship Him above all else. You make the commitment and stick to it. You put God first.
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God Bless you!