Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.
2 Timothy 2:3–4
When someone joins the military they put their civilian life behind them. There are new stricter rules to follow, no more individuality, and you must follow orders. Likewise, the Christian must recognize Christ’s authority and put aside his/her selfish pursuits. The opportunity to serve others and to be a soldier for Jesus Christ is a position of honor.
Lord, help me to be courageous in fulfilling the Great Commission.