Are You A Good Soldier?
DECEMBER 08, 2021
KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:
2 Timothy 2:4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:
A Soldier of the cross. This is what we as Christians often refer to our self as. Several times in the scripture, it is portrayed how we should be as soldiers ready for battle. Always ready to serve and defend that which we claim to love and swear allegiance to.
So today, let’s take a little soldier test. Ready? ATTENTION! Now soldier, how long are you to remain at attention? Is it until you see something go by which catches your eye, and you want to follow it a while? No, that is not a good soldier. Maybe you should remain at attention until you get tired and want to be at ease. No, that is not a good soldier either. How about when it gets dark, and the commander leaves and goes inside. If they cannot see you, you must be able to fall out at ease, right? No, that is also not a good soldier. When can a soldier be at ease? It is when the person who called them to attention or a higher-ranking officer than them says at ease. Not one moment before. Anything less is insubordination and will not be tolerated. A good soldier will be obedient, even when it does not seem to make sense.
When did God become your commander and chief? It was at the moment of salvation when you enlisted in His army. There is not one officer anywhere higher than He is. So, if He says run you run. If He says walk you walk. If He says stand in one place you stand in one place. Whatever He says, that is exactly what you must do. Until He one day says, “At ease. Come home my child and rest.”
CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:
So, how did you do? Are you a great soldier? A good Soldier? An all-right soldier? Or are you possibly absent without leave? Is your life entangled with the cares of this world? We need to keep our focus on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Therefore, Christian Soldier… ATTENTION… ON HIM!
GOD TALKING TO ME: DECEMBER 08, 2021
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Lamentations 3 / Psalm 126 / Proverbs 8 / 2 Timothy 1, 22
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Daniel 9-10 / 1 John 4
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