Abraham Lincoln was president at one of the most critical periods in our nation’s history. A nation divided by slavery, President Lincoln had to address the needs of both the north and south during our civil war. Both sides were convinced that they were right; both sides thought that God was on their side. In the end, President Lincoln deftly maneuvered the political storms and reunited the country.
“My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”
President Lincoln’s great faith in God sustained him, guided him, and inspired him. His knowledge of the Bible was impressive; it was said that as part of his daily devotional, he read a chapter from the book of Proverbs (31 chapters) every day of the month. His attitude and heart were squarely focused upon God.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
The Holy Spirit reminds, us through the Apostle Paul, of the necessity of always being on God’s side. As we navigate through the complex relationships of life: our family, our friends, our co-workers, let us seek His will first rather than attempting to only appease others. When our heart and attitude are in step with God, all other relationships will follow.
Blessings with Aloha!