Although there’s a certain amount of competition between the services, when push comes to shove, military people help military people. When a new family moves into military housing here in the States or overseas, people come out in droves to help. They’re curious, perhaps, but more importantly, they’ve all been in that position and want to help.
“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Galatians 6:9-10, NKJV).
That’s what Paul was talking about in Galatians 6:9–10: helping one another. Sure we should especially help other Christians, but we’re not to limit it to just our Christian friends. There are lots of ways to help others: changing the oil for a woman whose husband is deployed, inviting a family over for a meal when the wife and mother is overseas, helping unload a van into a new home for a family just arrived on the base—you get the idea. When the opportunity arises, show the love of Christ to someone in need. It’s the right thing to do. You’ll never regret it!
The content of this article comes from “The Warrior’s Bible” (2014) and is copyrighted by Life Publishers International. Used with permission.