Strength, through grace

2 Tim 2:1-4: "You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 3 You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier."

We are prone to take God’s grace as an excuse to be lazy and weak, not strong. We have not trained new officers where we could, who can teach others. We do not endure hardship well, but turn in on ourselves in pity and self-absorption, or we lash out at our fellow soldiers in anger, instead of staying focused on defeating the enemy on the field. We get entangled in the affairs of this life.


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