One of my favorite leaders in the Bible is Joshua. Joshua was a valiant leader who served under the leadership of Moses up until the time of Moses' death. As Joshua assumed the position of leading Israel, God challenged Joshua to stay close to him, specifically to stay in and meditate upon the Word of God. The result for Joshua would be great success and prosperity provided by God (Joshua 1:8). If you read through the book of Joshua in the Old Testament, you will find that God blessed Joshua's efforts and prospered the nation of Israel in taking the land He had promised them. As Joshua's conquest came to an end, he issued a challenge to the nation of Israel. He challenged them to make a choice. Who would the nation, more importantly, each person serve as they began to live out the prosperity in the land God had given them? I thank God that we have what the Israelites did not have in its completion at the time of their momentous decision. Because we have God's inerrant Word, the Bible, we have the ability to make a choice for our lives that will effect who we are and what we will become for eternity. The question for you and me is whether we have made that choice. I believe God's Word will enable us to know if we have. If you have your Bible with you, open it with me to the third chapter of John. We will be looking at verses 16-21.