Irecently saw an advert for an online game based on Greek mythology. It involved armies, mythological gods, heroes and quests. What got my attention was the description of how to get the game started. You go online to register, choose your god, then build your empire.

Wow! “Choose your god”. Those words, though presented casually in the advert, struck me as being one of the most dangerous things about our world. In a game it may be insignificant what ‘god’ you choose; but in the real world that choice has eternal consequences.

To a generation of Israelites surrounded by the gods of their day, Joshua declared that they must choose their god—but it must not be done in a casual way. He set the example as he said, “Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of 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” (Josh. 24:15).

Today, as in the days of Joshua, there are many options. But there is only one wise choice—the true God. Joshua made the right choice. “We will serve the Lord.”

Nothing can fill the emptiness in your heart except God.


Bill Crowder


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