In this attention-scattering age of new gadgets, speedy social networking sites, and bewildering choices in every sphere of human activity, how does anyone make wise decisions about what to buy or watch or do—or even how to live one’s life? How do you select from 34 varieties of bread in one supermarket, or an entire aisle in the hardware store displaying white paints ranging from Crushed Cotton to Moonlit Snow to Soft Linen? You need turn no further than the Bible for a helpful guide. Take Joshua’s ringing challenge to the Israelites to choose whether they would follow the Lord who had proven his trustworthiness or allow the local gods to control them: “Choose you this day whom ye will serve” ( Joshua 24:15 ).
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