"But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD." You have probably seen this on a quaint plaque that looks like it was made after an episode of Martha Stewart. I have. When I have read it in the past I always read with this nice guy voice in my head. After reading through Joshua 24 last night, I realized it is more of a Braveheart moment than a Martha Stewart moment.
14 "Now fear the LORD and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your forefathers worshiped beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. 15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."
Joshua has gathered the tribes and reminded them of their recent past. He throws down the gauntlet and asks them who they will serve, now. And then it comes, "regardless of what you decide, my household will serve the Lord." Definitely Braveheart. Definitely changes the way I read the plaque now.Print This Post