Who is on The Lord Side?
I. What does it mean to be on the Lord's side? A. It means we understand salvation.
1. Trusting, by God's grace, in the work of Christ on Calvary and not in ourselves.
2. Christ did for us what we could not do for ourselves...He alone paid the penalty of sin.
3. Many are like the woman who hired a cleaning lady to clean her house once a week.
a. The cleaning lady comes each Thursday.
b. Every Wednesday the woman exhausts herself scrubbing floors, doing laundry, and cleaning the windows.
c. She did this because she was embarrassed for anyone to see her house dirty!
d. Many folks believe they have to clean up their act before they can invite Christ into their hearts...but that idea doesn't come from God!
e. Jesus said, "I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance." cf Mt. 9:13b
It is important that we understand the context in which this question is asked. Moses was up on the mountain meeting with God. The rest of the people were in the camp and were getting restless about all that was going on, and feared that Moses would never return. They asked Aaron to make them gods to worship. He obliged them and fashioned the golden calf. God sent Moses down from the mountain. He was ready to destroy them all and start over with Moses, but Moses began to intercede on their behalf. When Moses saw what was taking place, he became angry and broke the tablets of the Law. Moses called for those who were on the Lord's side to join him and take a stand. We need the same kind of call to commitment today. I'm not just talking about people who need to be saved this morning. I'm talking about people who profess to know Christ. Many have slipped into idolatry.