Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer.
(2 Timothy 2:4 (NIV))
I have a few things for you to consider.
As a spouse, what should be your priority? What happens if you become entangled with other relationships?
As a parent, what should be your priority? What happens if you become entangled with things that take you away from your children?
Now that I believe that we can agree on determining priorities and the consequences of ignoring what should be our priorities, I have one more question for you to consider.
As a follower of Christ, what should be your priority? What happens if you become entangled with things that distract you from Jesus?
Let’s face it. Just like a soldier should strive to please his commanding officer, we should strive to please Jesus. In both situations, we are to be obedient to the instructions that we are given. We are to focus on the mission that we have been given. Failure to do so could have dire consequences. As a soldier, failure to obey could mean the physical loss of life. As a follower of Jesus, failure to obey our one objective could mean that someone is eternally separated from God. What is our one objective?
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
(Matthew 28:19 (NIV))
Are you on mission or are you entangled in things of the world? Have you faithfully answered this call of duty?