Christian soldiers

Re:Verse reading–Genesis 3:1-19 (day seven)

“I will put enmity between you and the woman”–v 15.

“Suffer hardship with me as a good soldier of Jesus Christ”–2 Timothy 2:3

It has been eye-opening for me.  Reading Genesis 3.  Reflecting on it.  Realizing that when sin came into the world God DECLARED WAR!  No other choice for a holy God to make.  And no option for His sons and daughters than to join Him in the conflict.

It has been a strange comfort to me.  The tension I feel, I am not “making it up”.  The opposition is real and so is His call  to courage.  Neutrality is no virtue, not in this eternal struggle.  Jesus didn’t look for a safe place.

My take-away this week is what the Lord told Joshua.  “Be strong and very courageous; be careful to do according to all the Law that Moses gave you.”–Joshua 1:7.  We are in a war! May the Lord give us courage.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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