But the people said to Joshua, “No! We will serve the Lord.” Then Joshua said, “You are witnesses(against yourselves that you have chosen to serve the Lord.” “Yes, we are witnesses, they replied. “Now then,” said Joshua, “throw away the foreign gods that are among you and yield your hearts to the Lord, the God of Israel.” And the people said to Joshua, “We will serve the Lord our God and obey him.”
Reflection. There has been repentance and a decision. The people have publicly chosen to declare themselves for God. Joshua now tells them to act upon their choice - stop playing around with other gods.
What do we put before God? As Methodists we make an annual recommitment to serve and love our Lord. We call it the covenant service...let's recommit this very day.
Prayer. "We will serve the Lord and obey him." Amen.