This is Carter Conlon, reading to you today from the book of 2 Timothy chapter 2, beginning at verse 3, “You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. And also, if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.”
Now most today who study the elements of a successful army would agree that a fighting force that is too long unchallenged can lose its focus. It can begin to forget its purpose, become diverted, and easily be brought to surrender through opposition.
There is a promise of great victory and reward if we will again consider God’s intended purpose for us as His church, in our time. Let’s not back away from the challenge that’s ahead of us. We are promised the victory. Through Christ we are more than conquerors.
This is Carter Conlon, reminding you that it’s time to pray!