Thursday, June 9, 2016

Choosing Sides

A minister had been invited to have dinner with President Abraham Lincoln shortly after his inauguration. After they gave thanks for the food, the minister said, “I hope the Lord’s on our side. We are facing some difficult times!”
“I don’t agree with you,” said the president.
“What?” gasped the minister. “You don’t agree that we need the Lord on our side?”
“No,” replied Lincoln. “It is my prayer that I and this nation should be on the Lord’s side.”
When we ask God to be on the side of the choices we make or the paths we choose to follow, they may or may not be those that would honor God. The assumption is that God will be with us and bless us no matter what.
But when we choose to be on God’s side, everything is different. We look to Him for guidance and instruction and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. Often individuals think that if we are a nation of slogans and signs that refer to God we will be honored and blessed by Him. Not so!
The Bible clearly and consistently reminds us that: Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD!
Prayer: We acknowledge, Lord, that we cannot expect You to guide and guard us unless we willingly honor, worship and praise You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Exodus 32:26 then Moses stood in the entrance of the camp, and said, “Whoever is on the Lord’s side—come to me!” And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him.

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