2016-11-12 - Veteran's Day
The Bible, especially the Old Testament, contains many examples of soldiers who fought for Israel. David fought for his country and King against Goliath. When he later became King of Israel, David had men who fought for him. Joab led David's troops into action. The twenty-seventh chapter of 1 Chronicles lists the twelve divisions of David's army, and each division contained 24,000 troops. In 2 Samuel 23:8-39, we find the names of David's mighty men who fought for not only him, but the country - and ultimately for God.
Today, our soldiers fight for our country. They commit their time, talents, and lives to serve and protect us. We honor them especially today. Likewise, as Christians, we are soldiers for Jesus and the Gospel. Are we willing to commit our time, talents, and lives to fight for Jesus? Are we willing to be mighty soldiers for Christ?
R. E. Moser
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.