Thursday, July 2, 2020

"For Us Or Against Us?"

It was the final football game of the season. The winning team would win the conference championship. Every player was giving their best and fighting with all their strength to win. Unfortunately, the quarterback of one team was severely injured and had to be carried off the field. His backup walked confidently onto the field to take his place. 

On the first play, he fumbled the ball but quickly fell upon it and avoided a costly mistake. Then he threw an incomplete pass. On his third play, he threw an interception, and the player who caught the ball ran the length of the field, giving the opposing team a victory and the championship.

After the game, when the team assembled in the locker room, the coach said to the losing quarterback, “Son, which side were you on?”

In the book of Exodus, we read of a situation where Moses confronted the people after Aaron allowed them to get entirely out of control. He refused to let things remain as they were and challenged them by saying: “All of you who are on the Lord’s side, come here and join me!”

Perhaps each of us needs to respond to that very same statement. We may attend church, carry a Bible, sing hymns, and even pray. But when we get into the “game of life,” do those around us know, “which side we are on?” Does what we say and do represent the Lord favorably? What we do and how we do it is what proves to others whose side we are on.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, we know that there have been times when the world does not know which side we are on. Give us courage and strength to represent You. For Jesus’ sake! Amen.

Scripture For Today: All of you who are on the Lord’s side, come here and join me. Exodus 32:25-26

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