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2 Timothy 2:4 – Commanding Officer (April 27)

Hello and thanks for joining in on to today’s daily devotion. Today is Wednesday. April 27th. The 4th day of the Hebraic week.

Our verse today is 2 Timothy 2:4.

No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs — he wants to please his commanding officer.

In our devotion yesterday we asked ourselves if we are a good soldier from reading verse 3. Now today we see here in verse four what our primary focus and desire should be. Pleasing our commanding officer.

Who’s in charge of your life? Seriously? Most of us have seen the funny bumper sticker that says “If God is your co-pilot, then your in the wrong seat.” The thing is though, that’s true. He’s not our co-pilot. He’s in charge. Yet, I’ve seen so many believers claim that YHWH is in charge of their life all the while their actions scream the exact opposite.

Who is in charge of your decisions in life? Do you make decisions and then just pray that YHWH blesses them? Do you let circumstances dictate your decisions? Do you ever stop and think “What does YHWH really want ME to do here?”

We can’t forget that He is the commanding officer. Our primary goal in life is to make sure that He is the one we aim to please and not our own wants or desires.

Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day. Until tomorrow, shalom!

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