But we must make sure of that!
Is God on the field taking sides with us? Have we been so busy with our preparations, so concerned with many things, and everybody, that we have forgotten our greatest possible Ally? Is He on the field, and on which side!
My soul, go on your knees and settle this in secret. That purpose you hold so dearly! That choice you must make! Your work! Is it hallowed with your Lord’s approval and seal? And if “God is for us, who can be against us?” Nothing else counts. It is always a foolish and futile thing to count heads in opposing ranks.
“God is always on the side of the big battalions!”—THAT is a big black lie of the devil.
We need not fear the big battalions if only we are securely in the right. We are not to count heads, but to weigh and evaluate “causes”. Which of the causes provides a pavilion for the Lord of Hosts? Where is the waving flag of Truth?
Stand near to that flag, my soul and you will be near to your Lord! And
NOTHING shall separate you from His love, and leave you weak and isolated on the field.
You shall be more than conqueror in Him who loves you and will love you forevermore.
Please read Romans 8 31-39.——
A Modern paraphrase of a meditation by John Jowett (C 1914)
(“Paraphrased” Rob Corrie, August 2020.)