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Choosing to Stand

In reading through the Old Testament, it struck me how inconsistent and fickle the people of Israel are. I think as a Christian today, there is the temptation to say, "Oh, I would never be like that." But in light of some recent things I have seen and heard of, I think that it is more of a possibility to be like that than I care to admit. Throughout the Old Testament, we see one generation wholly seeking after and walking with the Lord, then the next they totally abandon the Lord, then repeat. People who were solid with the Lord were making choices that did anything but glorify the Lord.

"And the people served the Lord all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great work the Lord had done for Israel... And there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord or that work that He had done for Israel. And the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and served the Baals. And they aban…