Decision making is a concept both in corporate Management, and daily individual choices. Someone describes it as,” the process of making choices by identifying a decision, gathering information, and assessing alternative resolutions.” The irony is that we do not think of this definition when we are making the myriads of choices everyday. Every decision we make in life has its accompanying consequences. Today, Joshua calls attention to these consequences of decision making. He then challenges the people of Israel to choose to serve the Lord. Graham Daly says our service to God begins with a choice, not by our feelings. Everyone has a call to serve, but what differentiates between one Christian and another, is their response to that call. The suggestion to win in this is all over the Bible. ” So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Cor.10:31). If a decision glorifies God, it is safe. That’s why Joshua told the people to choose. Then he told them his choice for encouragement. Today its your turn. What will you choose? For me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD. And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Joshua 24:14-15 KJV