Who Is on the Lord's Side?

Who Is on the Lord's Side?

"Who is on the Lord's side?" Exodus 32:26

Either for Christ, or against him--we must be. Many try to be neutral--but they cannot be. Many profess to be on the Lord's side--who are not.

How can we decide? By what means can we ascertain?

Who has our heart?

With whom are our sweetest and warmest thoughts?

Who has our best energies?

Who can command our time, our property, our talents?

If we are on the Lord's side--then we have given him our hearts, and we often present them to him afresh.

If we are on the Lord's side--then our thoughts are with him, and our sweetest thoughts are of him.

If we are on the Lord's side--then we have consecrated ourselves and all we have to his service, praise, honor, and glory.

If we are on the Lord's side--we are against all sin.

If we are on the Lord's side--we have no friendship with the world.

If we are on the Lord's side--we are opposed to all Christ-dishonoring errors.

If we are on the Lord's side--we desire to . . .
bear his image,
breathe his spirit,
do his will and
please him well in all things.

Brethren, let us be DECIDED--so decided that there may be no possibility of people being mistaken about us--but that every one who is acquainted with us may see at once, that we are on the Lord's side. We cannot honor God, we cannot conquer Satan, we cannot crucify the flesh, we cannot make a good impression on the world--without decision. Let us therefore wear the Lord's livery--let us wait on our Master continually--let us throw our whole hearts into his cause. Let us take his friends for our friends, his foes for our foes, his cause for our cause, and make his honor and glory the chief end of our lives.

He has told us that no man can serve two opposite masters, nor can we serve both God and Mammon. Let us then be on the Lord's side always, everywhere, and in all things. So shall we be happy, so shall we be holy, and so shall we be honorable.

"He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters." Matthew 12:30