Good Soldier

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Today's reading: 2 Timothy 2:1-13

As part of his instructional letter to Timothy, Paul urges Timothy to stay focused on and diligent in his work for God, urging and charging him to be a "good soldier." Paul then uses the examples of an athlete and a farmer to further highlight the directive of living rightly and fully devoted to Christ.

One of the things I like about these verses is the familiar imagery and examples Paul uses to help Timothy (and us) have a better understanding of what God desires for us as we live for Him. As I'm sure they did for Timothy, Paul's words encouraged and motivated me. When I finished reading this passage my immediate thought was: "I want to be the best worker (soldier) for God possible!"

What's one thing about serving God that stood out to you from this passage? Do you think of yourself as being a "soldier" for God? What does being a "good soldier" mean for you personally? Tami

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One thing that stood out to me from this passage is that God wants it children/soldiers to be completely committed/dedicated to Him to live or die for the Lord. Yes, willing to suffer for Him because it will worth it all when we see Jesus and spend eternity with Him.

Oh that I were a better soldier for God. A good soldier is devoted,dedicated, diligent and trained for service.

I need to read the " training" book the Bible more to know what God requires of me and for me to trust and obey with all of my being whether I live or die I will be sold-out to Him

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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