Read Deuteronomy 19:1 through 21:23
“We are letting you go.”
The words reverberated through Andrew’s mind. Even now, the reason his boss had given for firing him made little sense to Andrew. “We need people who are passionate about what we do here,” he had said. “I’ve never seen you treat your work as anything other than a job.”
God doesn’t need halfhearted people in His service either. God gave Moses several reasons for exempting men from military service: new homes, new brides, even faintheartedness. While sending soldiers away might seem like a foolish military strategy, God knew that men with other things on their minds would make poor soldiers. The size of the army did not matter anyway.
“For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory” (Deuteronomy 20:4).
No Christian is exempt from serving in God’s army. God is the one who gives us victory in life. However, He expects us to live for Him wholeheartedly wherever we may be.
Challenge for Today: Serve God wholeheartedly right where you are.
Quicklook: Deuteronomy 20:1–9
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