In this life God gives us the opportunity to freely choose between two kingdoms…His Kingdom or Satan’s Kingdom. When we compare the two we see vast differences in what each kingdom offers:
God’s Kingdom / Satan’s Kingdom
Good / Evil
Light / Darkness
Love / Hate
Life / Death
Joy / Misery
Truth / Lies
Peace / Chaos
Freedom / Bondage
Heaven / Hell
Eternal Life / Eternal Punishment
Because of Adam’s sin in the Garden death passed upon all mankind (Romans 5:12), whereby all of us sin and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). We are all born into Satan’s Kingdom. God allows us to make the choice to either stay there or accept His free gift of salvation, saving us from our sin and becoming a child of His Kingdom.
Joshua presented the same choice to those assembled before him before his death. “Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve Him in sincerity and in truth… And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve,” (Joshua 24).
Who are you serving? In whose kingdom are you? There are only two. Joshua boldly pronounced “… as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” The choice is yours, and yours alone to make.