“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ”. II Timothy 2:3
Suggested reading – II Timothy 2:1-21.
All of God’s children are in a warfare daily. Satan is attacking us, the world is consistently pressuring us to conform, and the flesh is always present in our lives.
The Lord has a plan for all of His children, to be a good soldier and to fight the good fight in order to be victorious.
There are four things necessary for us to be a good soldier.
- A good soldier is strong. II Timothy 2:1. It is not in our own strength that we need to rely, but rather, to find the strength in His grace.
- A good soldier pleases His Lord. II Timothy 2:4. We are not to strive to please our flesh or others around us, but only our Lord Jesus.
- A good soldier’s life is centered in the Word of God. II Timothy 2:15. We must be in God’s Word daily and applying His precepts to our lives.
- A good soldier is prepared. II Timothy 2:21. We are sanctified (set apart) when we are surrendered to His will and obedient to His Word.
Let us apply these truths to our living everyday and be a good soldier for the Lord.