Monday, 1 May 2017

'DUTY OF A SOLDIER' (Shun Worldly Affairs - 3)

"No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who has chosen him to become a soldier" - 2 Timothy 2:4
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If you must fight the good fight of faith, there’s yet one more thing you must avoid like a plague, because if you don't, it'll prevent you from pleasing the One who has chosen you to be a soldier.
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The pride of life has made lots of gallant Christian soldiers to be carried away in the battles of life. It has made them casualties because they fail to pursue that which is eternal but they now run after that which is earthly.
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What is the pride of life?
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It is anything that makes you conscious of self. Anything that you do or achieve that made you take the glory upon yourself. It is anything you seek to possess or acquire that makes you compete with others while you lay claim of your superiority over them.
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Issues like titles, post, appellation, recognition, becoming the most celebrated, influential this or that is the pride of life. The Pharisee's prayer shows a man who was infested with the pride of life (Luke 18:11-12).
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The pride of life usually do not raise its ugly head when you're nobody but when you become someday, it tends to rise for recognition.
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The pride of life is a matter of the heart. It is very important that you guard your heart with all diligence before the pride of life begins to flow out of it. Don't seek to pursue or become anything that would make you boast in the glory of the world.
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The pride of life will make a man loose the flavor of God's presence in his life. The pursuit of the pride of life has made many to stop chasing after God but are now seeking after the glory of the world.
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Do you want to please God? Hate the pride of life!


By Adeniyi Tim Oluwamayowa.

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