Can you imagine someone wanting to go somewhere but going in the opposite direction? You are probably saying, “That’s insane.” And your right – as today’s devotional shows.
God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Joshua 24:15 (ESV)
And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Matthew 6:24 (ESV)
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
“One of Bunyan’s characters was Mr. Facing-Both-Ways. How many there are all about us like that! Another man of whom Bunyan tells us was the boatman who faced in one direction and rowed in the other. A great many church members have their faces turned toward heaven, but they row in the other direction.” [Clarence Edward Macartney, The Greatest Texts of the Bible, (Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1992), p. 23-24]