Are You Denying Him? - The Warrior's Journey®

Are You Denying Him?

Author: Chaplain, COL Scott McChrystal, USA (Ret.)

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“But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.” Matthew 10:33 (NIV)

Christians in the military frequently struggle with how to live out their faith in the work environment. This applies especially to leaders.

Despite good intentions, some go overboard to the extent of making others around them feel very uncomfortable. Others, though possessing sincere faith in Jesus, keep their beliefs so private that few if any around them know they are Christians.

So where is the balance? This passage from Matthew’s Gospel spells it out clearly that denying Jesus before men is not the answer. Here are a few thoughts:

  • Do your job with excellence.
  • Avoid the use of vulgar language and crude jokes.
  • Treat others as you would like to be treated.
  • Avoid displays of favoritism.
  • Remain alert to opportunities to display your faith- praying at meals, attending chapel worship services and unit prayer breakfasts.

Remember that serving Jesus will always require the courage to risk.

The content of this Devotional comes from “Daily Strength for the Battle (You, God’s Word, 5 Minutes): Volume 6 Developing the Leader in You” (2020) and is copyrighted by Scott and Judy McChrystal. Used with permission.

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