Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the LORD's side? let him come to me…
I. This is a DIVINE question. "If any man love not the Lord Jesus," etc.
II. A SPIRITUAL question. Are we new men in Christ Jesus by the new birth?
III. A CRISIS question. Truth cannot be divided; conduct cannot have two hearts.
IV. A VITAL question. Treason is in God's government, what it is everywhere, a capital crime.
V. A DETERMINATE question. Ithuriel's spear disclosed whatever it touched. This inquiry settles fixedly the state of each man for the eternity he is to enter.
VI. An EXPERIMENTAL question.
1. There are only two sides ever to be found.
2. There is great comfort in being on the right side.
3. It is unsatisfactory, profitless, and perilous to be upon the wrong side. The soul will rest nowhere there. There will come no possible advantage from rebellion; danger and destruction are directly in the path of one who lifts himself against God.
4. Any one can know which side he is on, if he truly desires it.
(C. S. Robinson, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.