Section 1: Yehuveh’s Love, Article 4

“Choose You This Day”


“Now therefore fear Yehuveh,
and serve Him in sincerity and in truth:
and put away the elohims which your fathers served . . .
and serve ye Yehuveh.
And if it seem evil unto you to serve Yehuveh,
choose you this day whom ye will serve.”
Joshua 24:14-15.


W
ho do you serve? Are you actively serving Yehuveh? or have you passively ignored Him and chosen to “serve . . . the elohims which your fathers served?” Or are you confused, uncertain or afraid to decide?
       The question is the same challenge Elijah raised to Israel: “How long halt ye between two opinions? if Yehuveh be Elohim, follow Him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.” The people hadn’t been taught the things of Yehuveh and they honestly didn’t know how to answer Elijah. After three and a half years of severe drought, it was obvious that Baal didn’t answer their prayers, but apparently neither had Yehuveh, if anyone had been praying to Him. The people were confused. They needed to see the power of Yehuveh which they were about to witness.
       
What about us? Whom do we choose to serve? Whom do we claim to follow? Have you made your decision? Specifically to help you “choose . . . whom ye will serve,” Yehuveh “will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of Yehuveh: and he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers.” This is happening now, the question is for us to answer. 1 Kings 18:21; Joshua 24:15; Malachi 4:5-6.


Whom Do You Serve?
        Most of us have inherited our religious knowledge, our
belief system, and our manner of worship from our childhood family, just as we have inherited our lifestyle and diet. Few of us “good apples” fall far from our family tree, so to speak. But how many of us really know Yehuveh or have a practical knowledge of His written word? How can we choose to serve Him if we don’t know Him? The time has come for this to change. The Scriptures are to be our measure of truth, rather than the familiar traditions, dogmas, and fables handed down from our parents and their parents. We are to measure truth by only one standard: “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.” The more we read and become acquainted with Scriptures, the more we will recognize that ours is a common story: “O Yehuveh, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles [people of every nation] shall come unto Thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.” Will we be surprised to be among them? If your heritage is not solidly Scriptural, most likely you have inherited confusion along with plenty of lies and vanity. Unless these errors are corrected now, how will you be “able to stand before this holy Yehuveh?” Isaiah 8:20; Jeremiah 16:19; Isaiah 6:20.


Gael Bataman         
Originally Written:        22 October 2005
Latest Update:              24 September 2009


                                                       
Complete Study Guide to Article 4   

                           
Green Eggs and Ham!        Suppose You Choose to Serve Yehuveh       
               
Follow Yehuveh or Stop Reading        Suppose You Choose NOT to Serve Yehuveh       
                                                                  
Final Answers            

       
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