DayBreaks for 3/26/19: Being on the Right Side
From the DayBreaks archive, March 2009:
Throughout history kings, emperors and generals have tried to inspire their troops with claims that “God is on our side”. The idea? Well, if God is on our side, we will win…God is on our side because we are in the right!
Well, I have some problems with that. I’m not so sure that God chooses sides to coincide with us and our squabbles. I like what Abraham Lincoln had to say in reply to a group of southerners who came to see in him Washington, DC: “My great concern is not whether God is on our side; my great concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”
Sometimes we can be so sure that we’re right…that God just has to see things the way we do and agree with us, thus He’ll bring us to a happy conclusion. It is humility to recognize that we aren’t always right, but God is. How much greater it is to desire to be on God’s side than to have Him on ours!
What does it take? Knowing the heart and mind of God. We certainly won’t ever get that one down perfectly, so let’s be humble about it and admit it. Let’s not be pigheaded and stubborn unless we are positive we have the mind of God within us about a matter – and even then we may well be wrong!
Let’s work hard to be on God’s side!
Prayer: May we seek to never convince you to be on our side, but may we desire only to be on Your side, Father! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
PRAYER: Help us take the long road so we may walk it with you and revel in your creation and presence! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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