The Medal of Honor is the highest award a military member can receive, and if anyone could boast about his or her accomplishments, it would be someone who received this medal. Yet if you were to meet one of the medal recipients, you would find great humility and even restraint from boasting about the achievements. Many will admit they were simply doing their duty, while recognizing this distinction now demands an awesome responsibility.
“Thus says the Lord: ‘Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising loving kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,’ says the Lord” (Jeremiah 9:23-24, NKJV).
We should have this same attitude as Christians because any great thing we do for God is simply doing our duty (Luke 17:10). And as we serve God, we do it through His power for His glory.
The content of this article comes from “The Warrior’s Bible” (2014) and is copyrighted by Life Publishers International. Used with permission.