Who's Side Are You On? - by Linda Bracken

Whose side are you on?

In political life there is the left and the right. In the legal world there is the prosecution and the defense. In the sports arena it is the home club against the visiting team. In the male/female relationship conflict it is "he said, she said."

Whether in the area of politics, law, sports, or marriage, the conflict is always just one side versus the other side In truth there is always the third alternative, another side...the Lord's side.

When you choose to be on the Lord's side you are on the side of the One who sees the end from the beginning. He knows our thoughts and the intent of our hearts. His perspective is perfect.

Who is on the Lord's side, who will serve the King? We get to choose everyday whose side we are on...as for me and my house we will serve the Lord (see Joshua 24 verse 15.) When we are on the side of the One Who says He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (see John 14 verse 6) we are on the only side that matters.

No one comes to the Father except through the access door of the resurrected Son of the Living God and in so choosing the Lord's side, one chooses life and that life is abundant and full. We are filled with love and peace and joy and assurance.

Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879) who penned the hymn which began "Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee..." wrote the hymn "Who Is On The Lord's Side?" Miss Havergal was a woman of many talents and abilities, although she was frail and in poor health for much of her short life, she was filled with a strong faith and assurance in the Lord's merciful provision.

To choose the Lord's side is the best choice, the only choice that one can make to have a sure victory over the conflicts in the world.

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