Thursday, October 23, 2008

A Good Soldier in Christ

In 2 Timothy chapter 2, there are lots of great "one-liners" telling us how to be a good soldier in Christ. Some of my favorites are these:

  1. Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. (Great, direct thought for my boys.)
  2. 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. (Yeah, that makes sense--look towards the kingdom of God instead!)
  3. If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us: (Hmmm...which choice sounds better?)
  4. But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. (This makes sense.)
  5. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. (Love the word choice here--I want to be a "vessel unto honour")
  6. And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, (Easier said than done, sure, but this definitely paints us a peaceful scene.)

Do you have some favorite one-liners?

1 comment:

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

these are great ones. One of my favorites is from Helaman 3:35 where it says "[they]did wax stronger and stronger in their humility (I love that juxtaposition of humility and strength)..., unto the filling their souls with joy and consolation," I especially love the Spanish-translation of that last line because "filling" is translated as "stuffed to overflowing".

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