Thursday Night Lights

And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
Josh 24:15

Well, let’s be honest about the situation. The loyalty is there. Ask the parents of the players, and ask the parents of the band members, and ask those who have been to Pell City football games for years and years. Thursday night Pell City had a TV appearance on WABM 68 as they took on the Hewitt Trussville group. It is hard to question for one second the loyalty of football fan, and Pell City fans are no different, whether you pull for one of the two great teams in the state, or any other team in the state, loyalty is always there, at least for the faithful.

You know it’s really no different in our service to God.  The Loyalty will always be there, at least for the faithful. Loyalty is defined as “faithful adherence to a sovereign, government, leader, cause, etc.”.  God expects that EACH and EVERY Christian will be loyal, and faithful.  God was very aware that there will be temptations, but has promised that with each temptations there will be a way of escape (1 Cor 10:13).

So many times when we look at the concept of loyalty Joshua always pops to my mind. Joshua and Caleb, the only two of the spies of who Caleb declared that they were “well able” to overtake those in the promised land and take that land (Numbers 13:30). I think of Joshua who plainly said that he and “his house, we will serve the Lord” (Josh 24:15). See the concept is simple; the choice to be loyal comes to us. Football fans normally understand that even in the hard times, their team will eventually pull it out, but make no mistake about it, even football fans have jumped ship and moved to another team when times were tough.

Understand that God is faithful, understand that God can not lie (Titus 2:14), understand that God does not change (Amos 3:3), and understand that God has promised a reward to those who are faithful, and who diligently seek Him (Heb 11:6). Bottom line, our loyalties in this life may change, but our loyalty to God is always expected!

Ande Z