JOSHUA 24:15 NLT | “…THEN CHOOSE TODAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE…””
Let’s look at some varying patterns.
Pattern of the world: Sweat it out so you can make it and prosper.
God’s pattern: Come to me all you that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.
Pattern of the world: Think and grow rich.
God’s pattern: Don’t worry about tomorrow because I clothe the lilies of the valley. I will do more for you.
Pattern of the world: Put yourself first.
God’s pattern: Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness. Everything else will be added to you.
Pattern of the world: Aggressively buy lands and build many houses.
God’s pattern: Lay up treasures for yourself in heavenly places where neither moth nor rust can corrupt.
Pattern of the world: Acquire and amass wealth in worldly systems.
God’s pattern: What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and lose his soul?
The patterns of the world can be summarised in three words: Stress! Worry! Sorrows!
God’s patterns can also be summarised in three words: Bliss! Ease! Everlasting joy!
We have a clear choice before us today; the patterns of the world or God’s patterns for our lives. Which will it be?
JOSHUA 24:15 NLT | “…WOULD YOU PREFER THE GODS YOUR ANCESTORS SERVED BEYOND THE EUPHRATES? OR WILL IT BE THE GODS OF THE AMORITES IN WHOSE LAND YOU NOW LIVE? BUT AS FOR ME AND MY FAMILY, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD.””
Receive overwhelming grace and strength to defy the patterns of this world and choose only GOD’s patterns for your life and family in Jesus precious name!