Some politicians are notorious for the ability to explain away all of the issues without taking a stand on any of them. One was recognized as being as spineless as spaghetti. Once when asked a question he said, “Part of my friends favor one side of that issue and part of them favor the other side of that issue. I am in favor of my friends!”
No matter what is at stake, it is always possible to find people who will take opposing sides of any given issue. There are even times when the issue does not matter. People will still take sides and argue for the sake of arguing. Often the issue is fleeting or frivolous and not worth serious discussion or debate. Still, sides are chosen, positions staked out and battle lines drawn.
There is one issue that confronts everyone. It is the issue of who will be the Lord of our lives. Joshua once confronted the people of Israel and said, “Choose you this day whom you will serve.” The people had to make a choice between the God whom they knew they could trust, or the gods who had always failed them.
We, too, must make that choice. What we decide will determine our destiny.
Prayer: Father, give us courage to stand firm and to always be faithful in our commitment to You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Joshua 24:14-15 But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”