A Recruiting Sergeant
2 Timothy 2:3
You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

In writing the life of Uncle John Vassar, Dr. Gordon has so dealt with the materials at command that the successive chapters are made to pourtray the "good soldier of Jesus Christ," and to enforce the injunction — "Fight the good fight of faith." Uncle John not only deserves to be called a "good soldier." He was something more, for, while lighting the Lord's battles himself, he was an active recruiting sergeant, and never seems to have missed a chance of pressing home the question, "Who is on the Lord's side?" Accosting a gentleman on one occasion with the familiar question, "My dear friend, do you love Jesus?" he was met with the rejoinder, "I do not know that that concerns you, sir." Uncle John was too shrewd a tactician to be disconcerted, and at once followed up the assault with the remark, "Oh, yes it does. In these days of rebellion does it not concern every citizen as to which side every other citizen may take? How much more when a world is in rebellion against God, should we be concerned to know who is on the Lord's side!" In this way he fenced the resentment which the obtrusion seemed likely to provoke, and justified his advance as the anxious inquiry of an interested friend. Resisted or repulsed in his spiritual warfare, Uncle John never appears to have been vanquished. The word defeat was not found in his vocabulary.

Parallel Verses
KJV: Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

WEB: You therefore must endure hardship, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

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