In elders quorum today, we had a discussion on “Who’s on the Lord’s side”. One of the ideas presented was that of Nephi deciding to be on the Lord’s side by getting the brass plates, and David being on the Lord’s side by stepping forward to take on Goliath.
It made me wonder if sometimes we answer, “I am on the Lord’s side”, by simply admitting I haven’t killed anyone, I haven’t stolen anything, I haven’t taken the Lord’s name in vain, or I haven’t broken the Sabbath day.
Of course it’s easy to be on the Lord’s side if all is required of us is to do nothing.
Nephi and David took initiative and do something. Maybe being on the Lord’s side is more about taking our own initiative and being proactive.