Monday, June 1, 2020

Mottos

By Ron Adams

    A brief statement used to express a principle, a goal, or an ideal.
  • For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12
  • Christians are in an ongoing battle against evil, wherein goodness and righteousness are continually opposed. Recently it occurred to me that some of the official mottos of the United States armed forces have application for Christian “soldiers.”
AN ARMY OF ONE (U.S. Army)
Personal responsibility to self, group (church) and leader (Jesus).
Be a working part of the body (church).
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BE ALL YOU CAN BE (U.S. Army)
Find and use your potential for the Lord.
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SEMPER FI (U.S. Marines) “Semper Fidelis” Latin for always faithful.
“Faithful” is what Christianity is all about.
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ONCE A MARINE, ALWAYS A MARINE
Once one joins the followers of Jesus Christ, there’s no looking back.
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NOT SELF, BUT COUNTRY “Non sibi sed patriae” often cited as the Navy’s motto.
Christians are to be Christ-centered, not self-centered.
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ONE OVER ALL “Uno Ab Alto” (U.S. Air Force)
Regard one another as more important than self.
Have concern for others.
Bear one another’s burdens.
Do good to all men.

- F.Y.C. is a monthly publication by Ron Adams. Bible references are from the NASB except where another translation is referenced. Back issues are archived at http://ra10ar.com Be thoughtful and kind. All rights reserved. © 2017

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