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Advent 2018 – Day 24

Thanks to all of you who have stayed with these “I WILL” promises throughout this entire season of Advent! Today I offer you the last of the series and wish you a joyous Christmas celebration tomorrow!

The promise from God for today is a simple one. It is found in Jeremiah 32:38: “They will be my people, and I will be their God.” Over two dozen times, God has affirmed that promise throughout the Old Testament. He has repeatedly chosen to associate himself with those who claim him as their God.

Such a wonderful promise demands a response from us. And so we close this series with one final oath. Only this one is not an “I WILL” by God but a “WE WILL” declaration by Joshua. In Joshua 24:15, the author of that book challenged those around him to follow the Lord: “But if you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.”

The greatest gift you can give to the Lord this Christmas is to make that choice. The question today is what “YOU WILL” do.

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