Have you ever been arguing your point with someone and slowly began to notice, and silently acknowledge to yourself that you were wrong. That doesn’t feel good does it? When there were clearly defined lines and ‘sides’ to an issue or situation that when you were honest with yourself you realized that you were on the wrong side?
Jesus told His disciples that the day will come people will kill you and think they are doing God a service. (John 16:2)
Those chasing the children of Israel did so based on their culture, their heritage, their faith and what they believed to be the right thing…how do you think they felt when they saw the waters crashing down on them? (Exodus 14)
Peter told Jesus let it not be so that He should die…how do you think he felt when Jesus said “Get behind me Satan!” (Matthew 16:23)
The scribes and Pharisees thought they were doing the right thing when they rebuked and crucified Jesus. They thought they had won.
The Revelation tells us that when Jesus returns even those who pierced Him will see Him in His glory.(Revelation 1:7) How will they feel?
So be careful when you are at odds with…whomever. Examine yourself, and watch them and read your bible. You don’t want to suddenly find out find out that you are really in Pharaoh’s army.
And, don’t forget this…
Even when your enemy is wrong, if you have wrath in your heart towards them…If your aren’t blessing them… If you aren’t praying for their salvation…you’re on the wrong side. BE careful how you put your mouth on them.
Matthew 5:43-48 (NKJV)
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,[b] 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet your brethren[c] only, what do you do more than others? Do not even the tax collectors[d] do so? 48 Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.
Always make sure you’re on the right side…God’s side. Because God is on your side, when you’re on His.
Psalm 118:6 (NKJV)
The Lord is on my side;
I will not fear.
What can man do to me?