“Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the LORD’S side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.”
Moses had just returned from forty days of communing with God on Mt. Sinai. He brought with him two tables of stone, whereon were commandments written with the hand of God. As Moses came near to the people, he found that they had fashioned an idol in his absence and were consumed in false worship. In his justifiable anger, he cast the tablets of stone down and broke them. He took the golden calf they had formed, burned it in the fire, ground it into powder, threw it into the water, and made the people drink the water. He then called for a commitment among the people, using these challenging words, “Who is on the LORD’S side? let him come unto me.”
His question remains a pointed, precise, powerful, and pertinent question! Who is on the Lord’s side? I have heard people say that they did not like being pressed to make a commitment to God. It is interesting that those same people do not mind committing to a bank for a thirty-year mortgage or a car payment, but they do not feel they should make commitments about spiritual things. Personally, I think we all should make commitments that will affect our spiritual growth. We should be committed to faithful attendance to church, committed to tithing, committed to telling others about Christ, committed to reading our Bibles daily, committed to serving the Savior, committed to training our children, etc. We should call ourselves to commitments, and we should appreciate others who challenge us to stronger commitments.
We need to take a stand on the side of God and what is right. The people where we work should see that we are on the Lord’s side. Our family members should know that we are on the Lord’s side. Our friends should know that we are on the Lord’s side. Our neighbors should know that we are on the Lord’s side. Even our fellow Christians and church members should know that we are on the Lord’s side.
Whose side are you on today? Sometimes people want to remain neutral. They like being able to blend in with the side of evil and the side of righteousness. Let Moses’ question ring in your heart today. “Who is on the LORD’S side? let him come unto me.” Let’s demonstrate our commitment to God and what is right.