In 2 Tim. 2 we see that Paul was not only a teacher entrusting the riches of God’s grace in His Word to faithful men but also a soldier of Christ Jesus. In the Old Testament the priestly servie was considered a miliatary service, a warfare (see Num. 4:23, 30, 35). Whenever we minister Christ to others, we find ourselves in a battle! The enemy wants to distract us from getting into the Word of God, from speaking the Word, and from ministering Christ – therefore, we need to fight the battle by exercising our spirit! This is our service to God – we fight the battle for God and His interest – as the church.
a good soldier of Christ Jesus
The Lord Jesus has an interest on the earth and we as believers in Christ are good soldiers of Christ Jesus (2 Tim. 2:3-5). We have been enlisted in God’s army and now we need to fight the good fight (2 Tim. 4:7). We should not be entangled by the things of our physical life, just as a soldier forgets about anything else outside the army and focuses absolutely on fighting the battle! Continue reading via,