Who is on the Lords side?
Written by Jay Yeager
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 21:02


Who is on the Lord’s side?

     The tragic scene found in Exodus 32 is a vivid reminder that for some, it does not take long, and it does not take much, to turn away from serving God.

     Moses, by the mighty hand of God, lead the people from Egypt unto Mount Sinai (Exodus 12:29-36). God told Moses to come up to him into the mount, and he would give him tables of stone, which I have written, tables of stone written by the finger of God (Exodus 31:18; Deuteronomy 9:9-10).

     Well, left alone, the people begin to be restless. Moses was gone longer than they thought reasonable, so they go to Aaron and say unto him, “Make us gods, which shall go before us;  for as for this man Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him” (Exodus 32:1-2).

     Aaron bows to the pressure and builds a golden calf, and the people say, “…These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt” (Exodus 32:4). Write at the bottom of your page Isaiah 43:10. “…Before me there was no God formed, neither after me”. Do you know how angry God was with Aaron? He was ready to take his life (Deuteronomy 9:20).

     God told Moses as he descended down the mount, the people “…have corrupted themselves” (Exodus 32:7). And when Moses saw it, he was so angry he took the two tables of stone and cast them out of his hands and broke them beneath the mount (Exodus 32:19). Then Moses “...Took the calf which they had made, burnt it in the fire, and ground it to powder, strawed it upon the water, and made the children of Israel drink of it (Exodus 32:20).

     Moses was back!!! He said unto the people “Who is on the Lord’s side? Let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him” (Exodus 32:26). What of the others? Slay them, and about 3,000 men died that day (Exodus 32:27-28). Harsh? No. “He that sacrifice unto any god, save unto the Lord only, shall be utterly destroyed” (Exodus 22:20 see Deuteronomy 17:2-5).

     Who is on the Lord’s side? The answer would be those who obey him. Are you on the Lord’s side? Have you been obedient to the gospel of Christ, by hearing the word, believing that Jesus is the Son of God, repenting of your past sins, confessing Christ before men, being baptized for the remission of sin, then living faithfully?

     If you have, then you are on the Lord’s side, if not, it’s time to come to him that suffered death for you!