There are some choices that you get to make and there are some choices that you don’t get to make. It’s the former category that matters a great deal because the choices you make ultimately make you. This morning, as the return to school is at the forefront of our minds, let us look at one of the Bible’s most well known young people to see which choices he got to make and which choices he did not get to make. In looking at his choices, we are able to prepare ourselves to make the same choices one day.
14 “Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. 15 And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”