Deep in your heart are you totally surrendered and committed to Christ? Outwardly the Israelites in Joshua’s day were followers of God – but in their hearts they were idolators. Joshua told them that this hypocrisy could not continue. There were to decide whether they wanted to serve the true and living God, or serve their idols. It was Israel’s day of decision. They were to go on record – either for God or against Him. Likewise, we must decide whom we will serve. After all, a Christian should forsake everything false and turn wholeheartedly to Jesus.
These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
Billy Graham – Wisdom For Each Day