14 “Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.15 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.”
There is power in choice. A power that we must not take lightly. Although we may have the right to choose a thing, we must weigh the pros and cons of every choice that we make. For the writer of this scripture says something so profound that we'll miss it if we are not careful. He declares that "But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." Yes, it's a strong and honorable declaration. Yet, it is also an acknowledgement that he is aware that his decisions not only affect him, but that they affect generations to come. Keep in mind that every choice you make can be either life or death to the generations to come after you. Will you choose life for you and them (spiritual, physical, financial, etc.)?
Choose wisely as you are ultimately choosing for everyone attached to you.