It’s interesting how many people quickly claim, “God’s on my side!”
Sometimes it’s people (or on a larger scale denominations) on both sides of an argument, issue, situation…how is God on everyone’s side?
Many times people will go through the bible, selfishly hand picking scriptures out of context to prove their point.This is reading or using the bible carnally.
God promises TO BE WITH US, as made perfectly clear in…
Romans 8-28-38. Verse 31 asks rhetorically, “If God is FOR US, who can be against us?”
But notice verse 28 says all things work for the good of those who are “CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE”.
Yes, God is with us, but that doesn’t mean that we have ‘a side’. God is WITH US when we are on HIS SIDE.
In John 15:16, Jesus tells us, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.”
Jesus told us no one can serve two masters ( Matthew 6:24). When Jesus died on the cross and arose from the dead, all power in heaven and earth was placed in Him( Matthew 28:18)…it’s HIS SIDE because He paid for it with His blood.
When we accept the call of God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we are ON HIS SIDE, so if we are on His side, then by default He’s with us….our battles become His battles as God told Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20:15.
Notice when David slew Goliath, David wasn’t about proving how mighty he was, but he was standing for God and His armies. (1 Samuel 17:45)
We are on HIS SIDE and, it’s our responsibility to be IN HARMONY WITH HIS TRUTH. Issues, situations, disputes and disagreements are much bigger than whether or not we are ‘RIGHT’ or ‘WRONG’.
We can easily get caught up in trying to prove we’re ‘RIGHT’, or someone else other group is WRONG, rather than be IN HARMONY WITH GOD’S TRUTH. We as individuals and groups can get caught up in being more concerned with what WE WANT TO BELIEVE, and OUR PREFERRED VIEW of the bible, which becomes a static doctrine that we feel compelled defend rather than trying to defend our faith and be in harmony with God’s truth.
That’s how you can tell who is in harmony with God’s truth when two people or groups are looking at the same scripture with two points of view…which person or group is removing how THEY WANT TO see it and their own will out of the way and is only seeking God’s point of view and His will. So, let’s be careful how we loosely throw around, “God’s on my side”, and strive to always be on His.