Tuesday, December 27, 2005

What Kind of Soldier Am I?

Speirs to Blithe: "The only hope you have is to accept the fact that you're already dead. And the sooner you accept that, the sooner you'll be able to function as a soldier is supposed to function. Without mercy. Without compassion. Without remorse. All war depends on it." - Band of Brothers

As Christians, we talk about fighting a battle and serving in the Lord's army. As I was watching Band of Brothers last night and heard this quote, I wondered how much different the world would be if we were this kind of soldier. Obviously Christ does not want us to be without mercy, compassion or remorse, but what if we functioned without doubt, selfishness or pride? What if we so considered ourselves dead, as did the Apostle Paul, that we did what soldiers do...follow orders regardless of personal desire, fear or danger?

A final word: Be strong with the Lord's mighty power. Put on all of God's armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies and tricks of the Devil. For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against those mighty powers of darkness who rule this world, and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms. Use every piece of God's armor to resist the enemy in the time of evil, so that after the battle you will still be standing firm. - Ephesians 6:10-13, NLT

What kind of soldier am I?

- Rob

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great Rob love always