Today Pastor Idleman continues his presentation and discussion of Joshua’s 4 options (compass points) in Gods at War.
Option 2: Gods of Your Past– The author observes that the Egyptians were much like the Mesopotamians, having a “diverse and highly-developed pantheon of deities, often mixing human and animal body parts to create specific gods. In other words, smorgasbord worship was the Egyptian style. Since the Hebrews were slaves of the Egyptians longer than America has been a nation, it was only natural that the Hebrews would absorb some of the surrounding culture, baggage which they carried with them when the fled Egypt.
That indeed is our challenge. As we follow Jesus on our journey toward healing and revisioning of our vocation, are we carrying some of our adversity baggage with us? Or, as Pastor Idleman puts it, is there a “little bit of Egypt clinging” to the sandals of God’s people? The author concludes this option by asserting that it is a constant, daily battle for us to “choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve.”- Joshua 24: 15
Today’s question: What “little bits of Egypt” still cling to your sandals? What Bible passages, hymns or Christian songs have been effective in brushing off those bits? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: Options 3 and 4 of the compass points