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[Lighthouse Daily Devotion] Where Do You Draw The Line?

Where Do You Draw The Line?
For Women From Women
Submitted by Tara Black
February 9, 2024

Jos 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

Lately, I have been doing a lot of driving, which isn’t my normal. My husband, who is our family’s primary driver, had shoulder surgery in December, and he is unable to drive himself to physical therapy and doctor’s appointments.

On the way to physical therapy this morning, I broke a traffic law. This happened because I was patterning my behavior by the driver beside me. When I realized it, I reacted by saying, “Shouldn’t have been watching him,” regarding the other driver. I had determined what I was willing to do based on what another driver was doing. This reminded me of Joshua 24:15.

In this life, we have a choice about who we will pattern our life around. Will we follow the LORD like Joshua and his family, or will we follow the world?

Jesus explained in Matthew and Luke that you can’t serve two masters. You will ultimately hate one and love the other, or you will hold tight to one and despise the other. When I choose the world’s way instead of God’s, I am despising and hating God. There is not an in-between.

Consider: Today, I will choose to say, “As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD,” and my actions will reflect that.

Live & Learn: That if the peanut butter and jelly doesn’t leak out of the sandwich, there’s not enough peanut butter and jelly on it—Age 50.


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