Many a plaque has been carved with the words of Joshua 24:15 “Choose this day who you will serve,… but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” This verse hangs on the walls of many Christian homes. However, this should be more than a great saying hung on the wall. It is to be our commitment in life. It is easy to decry the wrong conditions that exist in our world, but it is quite another to quietly and resolutely determine that we will live by our Lord’s standards, no matter what the cost. It’s difficult, and sometimes the cost is, in fact, very high. Joshua accepted that cost, and found the Lord’s approval. We are called to do the same. Then that plaque is not just a pretty carving, but the truth of our lives.