Who’s side is God on?

I have a book in my office which is called Is God a Republican or Democrat? I have never read the book, but you can barrow it if you want. Abraham Lincoln said something like: The question is not “Is God on our side?” but “Are we on God’s side?”  That is an interesting quote. Last week I read a Scripture that goes along on with this quote:

Joshua 5:13-15:

13 Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite him with his sword drawn in his hand, and Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us or for our adversaries?” 14 He said, “No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the Lord.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?” 15 The captain of the Lord’s host said to Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so. 

The issue is not a party, political issue, but an issue of being on God’s side and having faith and confidence in God. In Joshua chapter 6 the Israelites defeated Jericho and they did this because God was with them. As we vote, and we should vote as it is an awesome right, we should remember that we serve God and we can trust in Him regardless. God is in charge regardless of local, state and national elections. If you read Daniel chapter 5 you’ll see that God worked through might Babylon and later Persia to bring the Hebrew people back to their land. God accomplishes His will through His people and even through people who wouldn’t consider themselves His people. 

On another note: This Sunday one of the verses is Titus 3:14:

14 Our people must also learn to engage in good [a]deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.

notice in the translation above (NASB) we see the word engage. That is the possible name for our Saturday night service, We as Christians must engage each other, engage in our relationship with God and engage the world. I love that word and I love this verse. You’ll hear more this Saturday and Sunday. (By the way, engage is a good Star Trek term)


Pastor Steve