15If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Joshua 24:15 (NASB)
26 “If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also; if anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him.
John 12:26 (NASB)
The knights of old followed a code of chivalry and honor. They rode about adhering to this code at all times, whether observed or in private or at least they were supposed to anyway. Those who wished to become knights themselves tried to get existing knights to take them on and train them. Those people the knights took on for training became known as squires.
A squire followed a knight, learning all he could from the both the knight’s teachings and examples. Squires were much like children that way, learning by what the knight did as much as what he said or taught.
Today, you have a decision to make. Whether you read this all the way through or stop right now makes no difference. Whether you agree with my assessment or not also doesn’t matter. The decision to avoid the decision is still a decision. Whether you believe God exists or not doesn’t matter either, you still have a decision to make. The decision is simple and here it is…
What do you hold as the primary source of authority in your life?
Let me break that down a bit. What, in your life, is the touch-stone you use to help you make a difficult decision when you have to weigh out both sides and the choice between Right and Wrong isn’t glaringly obvious? Who is the author of that touchstone, the one responsible for its creation, maintenance, upkeep, and who lends his or her authority to it? Where does the direction for how you should grow and improve your own life come from?
To restate the question another way, which Knight are you following, learning from, and trying to emulate?
Chose you this day whom ye will serve, but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Questions for Reflection
- Who do you profess to follow?
- Can others who observe your life recognize which ‘Knight’ you follow? Why or why not?
- Are you making changes in your life to become more like the ‘Knight’ you follow and can you/should you do more? Why or why not?
You are not trash. You are not wasted. You are not broken. You are loved. You are pursued. You are wanted, because God says You Are Worthy.
This devotion relates to the scripture used in the book You Are Worthy by Mark Malcolm, coming to Kindle soon. To be kept up to date on the release of this, and other writings from The Cavalier, join us on Facebook HERE or follow us on Twitter @FirstChevalier.