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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Lord's Army

I ran this lesson about a month ago and I think I need to re run it. You see ever since the popular vampire/ werewolf movies have come out, people are choosing sides, Team Edward or Team Jacob. 
You pick your allegiance.

I sometimes feel like people try to get me involved with their earthly conflicts and want me to jump onto their "team."
I may listen to your hearts, I may offer words of comfort or advice or I may choose to not get involved. If I choose to not get involved, please respect that. 

I'm in the Lord's Army.

Bill and I made a pickup today at a Military base. We really enjoy this type of load. 
At first, we were a little intimidated when we would go there because it is "The Military." But we have learned that for the most part, these people are just regular people. They are just like everyone else. The joke and pick on each other and tease each other about sports teams. They talk about their families. And they treat us with respect too. 
However, because it is military, there are stricter rules and policies regarding these loads and no one jokes around about that. It is taken very seriously. We must be serious and obedient when carrying loads for the government.

Likewise, we, that are part of The Lord's Army must take the charge with serious obedience. Below is a short list of rules for those who are in this army.

No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. 
Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. 
God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will. (2 Timothy 2:4, 23-26 ESV)

I may never march in the Infantry,
Ride in the Cavalry,
Shoot the Artillery.
I may never Fly O'er the enemy.
But I'm in the Lord's Army.

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