The other day I listened to the video with Amir and Pastor Jack Hibbs and have been going over this verse in Joshua 24: 15 "But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
I've looked up some commentaries on this verse and yet I'm not sure I've got a correct understanding of it and would like some help if possible.
Amire speaks of this verse around the 24 to 25 min. mark. He says that we should daily proclaim upon our family this verse in Joshua and that there is great power of the words that come out of our mouth and the proclamation. Joshua 24: 15
I believe that Joshua made this statement because he and his family we're serving the Lord! I don't believe that we can proclaim this if our entire family is not serving the Lord. Would I be correct in believing this and properly understanding this Scripture.
I am very careful of the name it and claim it that is in many Churches and the power of positive confession.
Perhaps I am misunderstanding Amir in this video and would like some feedback about this as well on what others here, hear him saying and to get the correct meaning of this Scripture verse.
I thought I'd also share this also to see what you all think?
"Remember Joshua 1 as God three times told Joshua to be strong and courageous as he took
over the leadership of the nation from Moses. At the end of that chapter the people say to
Joshua we will follow you like we followed Moses only be strong and very courageous.
Mums and dads, grandparents, we need to stop being a generation of wounded people
trying to win our children’s approval and become a generation with some backbone that will
do what is best for them and like Joshua declare: “As for me and my household, we will
serve the Lord.
Not only is this a declaration it’s also
2. AN EXPECTATION
You and I know that it is impossible to please God without faith.
Joshua was saying “As for me and my household we WILL serve the Lord. He was expecting
his children and his grandchildren and his great grandchildren to walk with the Lord by faith
and in holiness.
What are you expecting God to do in your family?
Do you expect that the God who has begun a good work in your family will see it through to
Do you expect that if you train up a child in the way he or she should go when they are old
they will not depart from it?
In Acts 16 when Paul and Silas witness to the prison guard and he asks how he can be saved,
they reply believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved, you and your whole
household. And it happened.
One of the most inspiring stories of faith to me is Noah’s story at the beginning of the bible.
He took 120 years to build the ark that would be a place of salvation for everyone and
everything on it. Eventually not only would two of every kind of animal make it onto that
giant boat but also his three sons and their wives. To me one of the most inspiring things
about Noah is this that he started building three separate rooms for his three sons BEFORE
they were born. He had an expectation that they would be born and saved with him. And
God honoured his faith.
What are you expecting God to do by faith in your family?
Not only is this statement a declaration, this is how it’s going to be, and an expectation, this
is what I believe God will do in my whole family it’s also a
3. A REALIZATION
“As for ME” it starts with me. If I want my kids to love the bible, then I need to love the
Word. If I want my kids to be honest, then I need to be honest. If I want my kids to be holy,
then I need to live a holy life not just in public but in the secret place as well."
and https://www.gotquestions.org/household-salvation.html "household salvation"