Scripture: Joshua 24:14-15
Dr. Merritt shares one decision that can ensure that you have an extreme makeover in the family. It is a decision that can give you a new marriage. It can literally give you a new home. It is the decision that a man named, Joshua, makes before the Nation of Israel over 2,000 years ago. He is standing before his fellow countrymen speaking, not as the commander and chief of the Israelite army, nor as the leader of the Israelite nation, he is speaking as a dad, who has a family. He says, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" (Joshua 24:15).
"Can you imagine what could happen in this country if every family made that same decision? Do you think the crime rate would go down? Do you think our jails would be emptier? Do you think our churches might be more filled? Do you think that marriages might be restored? Do you think that homes might be rebuilt?" --Dr. Merritt
Keywords: blueprint, challenge, character, decision, extreme, family, God, home, house, Joshua, makeover, servant, servant-hood, Old Testament
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