by Michael Gilbert
“Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp and said,
“Who is on the Lord’s side? Let him come unto me…”
“Who is on the Lord’s side?”…that is a good question.
The man who studies his Bible is on the Lord’s side. Jesus taught, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Mat. 4:4).
The man who helps his neighbor is on the Lord’s side. We know this is the case because of the parable of the Good Samaritan. Do you remember that piercing question, “Which not of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among thieves…” (Lk. 10:36)?
The man who upholds the righteous and condemns the guilty is on the Lord’s side. The Master said, “But if ye had known what this meaneth, ‘I will have mercy and not sacrifice,’ ye would not have condemned the guiltless” (Mat. 12:7). Isaiah’s words are appropriate…”Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil” (Is. 5:20).
Those who refrain from “picking and choosing” what part of God’s law to obey are on the Lord’s side. The Hebrews’ writer was clear when he wrote, “And being made perfect, He became the author of eternal salvation unto all those who obey Him” (Heb. 5:9).
The question is, “Are you on the Lord’s side”?