“And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, “ Are You for us or for our adversaries?” So He said, “No, but as Commander of the army of the LORD I have now come.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, “What does my Lord say to His servant?” “Then the Commander of the LORD’s army said to Joshua, “Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy.” And Joshua did so.”Joshua 5:13-15 NKJV
Many theologians believe, as do I, that the commander of the Lord’s army was a “Christophany”, a pre-incarnate appearance of Christ. In essence, Joshua asked the question, “Whose side are you on?”, to which the reply was, I’m not here to take sides; I’m here to take charge!”
We have the opportunity for relationship with the post-resurrection Jesus. On the basis of that relationship, what if, rather than listen to the voices of candidates, media and social network pundits, we would ask Jesus the same question Joshua asked, and then listened, and then did what He said. He still speaks today, but we have to listen for His voice rather than to the voices of the world in order to hear Him. If we did that, just maybe the walls of division would “come tumblin’ down”!
I have to admit I’ve done a lot of praying for the candidates, but very little about how I should vote. Now, I’m going to try to close out the other voices and listen ask I ask God to direct my voting decisions. I don’t want Him to be on my side. I want to be on His side!!!