“The people of Israel shall camp each by his own standard, with the banners of their fathers’ houses…
Numbers 2:2 ESV
Whose standard are you camping under?
We, of course, have a definition of standard that’s not a banner. People tend to set their own standards as good enough.
But God’s standard is perfection, holiness, being given over to Him completely. We don’t pacify God with a little bit of what we call goodness. Being God’s child is all or nothing. You are in or out. You’re His child or you aren’t. You are grafted in or cut off. You have to choose whose camp you are in.
There should be nothing hard about the choice. We can camp under the banner of love, power, glory, justice, righteousness, faithfulness, protection, blessing.
The blessing is in being on God’s side. I want to camp under His standard because His banner over me is love (Song of Solomon 2:4).