2 timothy 2:3-4 “Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.”
I found this interesting. “entangled in civilian pursuit” We who are Christians are set apart from the world. we are called to serve in the “Lords army”. So the thing we do are not the same as the things the world does.
What does a soldier do? Trains, Protects, Rescues, Never leaves a man behind. Apply that to our christian walk.
I feel that many of our brothers and sisters forget that we are in this together. We are to help each other out. Not be selfish and to ourselves or indulge in our flesh(the things the world indulges in)
We are different because we have been bought at a price. We are NOT our own. We are His(Gods),that is what it means to be a Christian.
Thankfully we are not on this journey(mission) alone. We do have each other and God, to strengthen us and to encourage us.
SO next time we you see a fellow soldier diwn..trapped..entangled in the world, struggles, sin, depression, etc..lift them up. Encourage them. You see them falling back…run to them! Help them. Pray for them on your own. Pray with them too.
We are a unit, fellow laborers, the Body of Christ.