“We should not pray that God is on our side, but rather that we are on His.” Abraham Lincoln
Right to bear arms, abortion, welfare. So much dividing our country right now. I wonder if anyone is praying as President Lincoln, not that God was one our side but that we are on His. As Christians are we assuming too much? Some who dare to call themselves by the name of Christ, presume to know the mind of God, but I wonder how much time has been spent seeking God’s will before taking action. Or do we just jump in with what we think is the correct Christian ethic, never stopping long enough to seek God’s will.
neither for or against
Back before the children of Israel entered the promised land Joshua is standing near Jericho. I wonder if he is thinking about the battles to come. Is he contemplating the lives that will be lost fighting? I don’t know and it doesn’t say. But then he sees a man standing with his sword drawn. And Joshua asks him “Are you for us or for our enemies.”, and what’s the response? “No, but as captain of the host of The Lord I come.” Is God for Israel? It seems to me God saying, I don’t do this for you, I do it for me.
Are we thinking God is on our side and forgetting that we need to be on his? Until we get on his side we are not doing it for his glory, but for ours.