Whoever serves in the military doesn’t get mixed up in non-military activities. This pleases his commanding officer.
– 2 Timothy 2:4 GW
There are some associations that you should no longer be a part of and deep down in your heart, you know it is true. However, you find it difficult to let go, perhaps because you don’t want to offend anyone or be seen as an outcast. There are some places and hang-outs that you should not go to anymore. Some “old” friends have to remain like that, “old.” Some relationships are for a season and it’s very important to recognize expiration dates.
Who have you been mixing with? Does the relationship glorify God?
Who is your commanding officer, God or man? As a child of the Most High God, a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, enlisted in the Lord’s army, your aim is to please your Commander-in-Chief.
With this in mind, we should stop going over the elementary truths about Christ and move on to topics for more mature people. We shouldn’t repeat the basics about turning away from the useless things we did. – Hebrews 6:1 GW
God wants to do powerful things in people’s lives but they are still holding on to old wineskins. How can new wine be poured into old wineskins? You can’t serve in the Lord’s army and be entangled in worldly affairs. Leave that clique and aim to please your Commander-in-Chief, GOD, whom all things were made.
Listen:“An athlete who refuses to play by the rules will never get anywhere. It’s the diligent farmer who gets the produce. Think it over. God will make it all plain” (2 Timothy 2:5-7 MSG).
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