Situations are occuring every day which brings each one of us to a place where we have to decide what to do. A decision is a judgment. The question is, whose judgment does this scripture refer to; God's judgment or mans? I submit to you, the answer is both. Bear with me and hear me out.
The Culture War Occurs in the Valley of Decision
A valley is a low point between the mountains. Today, we've had issue after issue arise. One one side is the counter culture to God's word and on the other side are those who contend for the truth. They meet together in the valley of decision. Some might even call it the valley of contention where opposing thoughts collide.
The size of the mountain is based upon the number of people as well as their thoughts about an issue. The more elaborate the deception, the more people who buy into a decieved way of thinking the bigger the mountain. On the other hand, the more people that understand and practice the truth the bigger the mountain of truth.
Paul the apostle reveals that a stronghold refers to our way of thinking often revealed through our arguments. He says in 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,..."
There are situations today for which each of us must decide where we stand. It's common for most of us to respond as Joshua did in Joshua 5:13 where he says, "Are you for us, or are you for our adversaries?" Are you on my side or their side? The response of the one Joshua asked reveals an essential truth. In verse 14, "So he said, "No, but as the Commander of the army of the Lord I have come." This is revealing.
The issue is not, is God on your side? But rather, no matter what the issue, the real question is, are we on His side. Does our opinion align with His?
The valley is the low point between two conflicting mountains of opinon. It's where the culture war occurs. The question the wise person asks is, "where does the Lord stand on this issue? What does He think? "
Valleys Exist Where Two Conflicting Opinions Meet