I had the opportunity to attend the 73rd Annual Lectureship of the National Lectureship of the Churches of Christ in Atlanta, Georgia the week of June 4. The theme was “This Means War.” The focus was on equipping the church and its ministers for spiritual warfare.
Periodically, we need to be reminded that we are engaged in a war against an enemy who is very real, although we cannot see him. We are soldiers of the Lord. Satan is our enemy. The people of God must never forget that Satan is on the attack. His weapons are stealthy. His assaults are subtle.
In 2 Timothy 2:3-4, Paul encourages Timothy to fight like a good soldier and remain focused on the battle. Soldiers on the battle field cannot afford to be distracted. The consequences are deadly.
Have you forgotten that you are engaged in a war? Have you become so wrapped up in this world and its pleasures that you are no longer fighting? How are you doing in avoiding the distractions of Satan? Have you been fighting on the right side in this war? Stay focused. Be a good soldier and please the God who saved you.
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