TAKING SIDES WITH GOD IN DEDICATION
By DIGC11 July 2020
Dedication to God is a non-negotiable demand, a non-transferrable obligation, and a non-delegable obligation of man to God. As human beings, we are duty-bound to be dedicated to God.
SCRIPTURE: Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord’s side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselvess together unto him. Exodus 32:26
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Dedication to God implies taking sides with God where everyone else is on the other side.
Dedication to God is a non-negotiable duty of man. Dedication to God is a non-negotiable demand, a non-transferrable obligation, and a non-delegable obligation of man to God. As human beings, we are duty-bound to be dedicated to God. Therefore, it is very important to know what dedication implies.
To be dedicated to God is to take sides with Him.
Dedication to God implies taking sides with God where everyone else is on the other side. It implies standing on the same side with God. When Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the children of Israel made and worshipped the Golden Calf. When Moses saw it, he became angry and broke the tablet of the Ten Commandments. Exodus 32:26 says, Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord’s side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.
The Levites came out to be on the Lord’s side. The Levites seemed to have told Moses, “What the rest of the children of Israel did by worshipping the golden image, we are not part of it. We separate ourselves from them to stand with God.” This was the beginning of the Levitical distinction.
It is important to know that before this time, the Levites were nothing to reckon with. When Jacob was blessing his children, he didn’t give a blessing to Levi. Judah was blessed and became the tribe of kings. But for Levi and Simeon, Jacob said, instruments of cruelty were in their habitation because they slew the sons of Hamor and Shechem his son who defiled Dinah their sister (Gen. 49:5, Gen. 34:25-26). Jacob did not bless Levi but the Levites made one decision to stand on the side of God and that decision stood them out in life. Their destiny changed. The curse placed on Levi, their forefather, was reversed. Their future was rearranged because they made one decision to stand with God. They became the priesthood tribe in Israel.
Beloved, I don’t know what has been following you for many years, if you can make the decision to stand with God, your history will be rewritten and your destiny will be reshaped.
Remember this: Dedication to God implies taking sides with God where everyone else is on the other side.
- Study the life of the Levites in Exodus 32.
- Make up your mind to stand on the LORD’s side in order to be distinct in life.
- Reject every temptation to compromise your stand with God.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive the grace to stand with You as the Levites did. Help me to be on Your side even if it means standing alone, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING GET THIS MESSAGE: DEDICATION TO GOD (PART 2).
QUOTE: The State of your heart and the state of your life matters to God. Culled from “WHO ARE YOU?” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Ecclesiastes 9-11.
AMAZING FACT: For ages, the church has been a catalyst for the transformation of society. Most prominent institutions and universities are church owned or church founded institutions. The church has produced many Christian scientists that have made the world a better place to live.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: As you are determined to take sides with God, you shall begin to stand out in your generation in Jesus’ Name.