“Now therefore fear the LORD and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD. And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond 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.” (Joshua 24:14-15 ESV)
Hymn ELH 364:1,6 O for a Faith That Will Not Shrink
O for a faith that will not shrink,
Though pressed by many a foe,
That will not tremble on the brink
Of any earthly woe.
Lord, give us such a faith as this;
And then, whate’er may come,
We’ll taste e’en here the hallowed bliss
Of an eternal home.
Heavenly Father, help me to stand firm in my faith to the end. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.