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Oct 5 Devotion: As For Me

Joshua 24:15 – “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.”

     Chapter 24 of Joshua are the last words of Joshua before he dies. He is giving a charge to Israel to cleave to the Lord, to take heed to the Lord, and to love the Lord God. He uses 3 words in chapter 24 of Joshua and the 12th verse. ( AS FOR ME)

Five other times these words are mentioned in scripture.

Notice-AS FOR ME

  1. It’s a personal statement – (ME)

  2. It’s a present statement – (As For)

  3. It’s a powerful statement – (As For Me)

  4. It’s a pointed statement – (As-For-Me)

  5. It’s a plus statement – (And my House)

  6. It’s a Purposeful statement – ( We will serve the Lord)

Notice – 5 times this statement is made- 

  1. Joshua – Joshua 24:12 – Personal Determination

  2. David – Psalm 55:16 – Personal Dependence

  3. Asaph – Psalm 73:2 – Personal Defense 

  4. Samuel – I Samuel 12:23 – Personal Declaring

  5. Daniel – Daniel 2:30 – Personal Denying 

What about you? –Bro.  Mike Goodson

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