“‘Are you for us or for our adversaries?’ He said, ‘No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD.’” (Josh. 5:13-14)
God doesn’t take sides. God is not a respecter of persons (Eph 6:9). When the angelic captain of the LORD’s army spoke with Joshua – he could just as quickly cut down the Israelites as be ready to fight for them. It is not a matter of whose side God is on, it is a matter of whose side we are on.
Do we stand by God and fight as His soldiers or do we fight for our comforts and selfish whims? Are our struggles and battles against sin and wickedness? If so, we are on the Lord’s side and His angelic armies fight in the same cause as us. Set your face toward the Son and you are guaranteed to shine brightly in the day of battle – we move to face Him, not the other way around.
Beware assuming that God is on your side – the Israelites thought that once and lost the ark to the Philistines (1 Sam 4). Young Saul thought that and found himself rebuked by Jesus on the road to Damascus (Acts 9). Being religious does not make you right, nor does calling yourself a Christian make you faithful.
The battle belongs to the Lord (Pr 21:31) – but who do I belong to?
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