Tuesday, September 15, 2015

YOUR UNIFORM


Whenever and wherever personnel from any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces wears their uniform, civilians know to whom they belong; the military knows to whom the soldier belongs; the soldier knows to whom he/she belongs.

Listening in on a discussion recently, I learned if you are serving in one of the branches of the U.S. Armed Forces one has to be found wearing an appropriate uniform at all times. For civilians, this is a great way to spot those who serve and thank them or if we needed their help in anything - ask for assistance. For the military branch, this is a great way to visually locate and identify their soldiers for use. For the soldiers themselves, wearing the uniform could be a psychological and heart-felt stamp of identification with the military in public.

Should you decide to accept Christ as your Lord and Savior, you are automatically enlisted in Christ's Armed Forces. The uniform and armor should never come off - just maintained, cleaned-up and renewed by the Holy Spirit in prayer periodically. Our countenance, our attitude, our behavior and our words are our uniform. They should represent The Captain of The Host, His Majesty - King Jesus appropriately. In his second letter to Timothy, Paul had this to say - "Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer." 2 Timothy 2:3-4 Paul continues with this representative-portrait of Christians by calling them "ambassadors" in his second letter to the believers in Corinth - "We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God." - 2 Corinthians 5:20

Are you wearing your Christian uniform appropriately?