Friday, July 16, 2010


For the Christian Martialist, loyalty is a key character trait. According to Merriam-Webster, loyalty along with its synonyms (fidelity, allegiance, fealty, devotion and piety) means

faithfulness to something to which one is bound by pledge or duty.

In particular, loyalty implies a particular facet of faithfulness:

a faithfulness that is steadfast in the face of any temptation to renounce, desert, or betray 

I recently read the book of Job, and as I was meditating on the theme of loyalty this morning, I realized that the story of Job is not only about perseverance, but also about loyalty.

Hit  by multiple shock waves of loss and grief, it seemed that life itself had conspired against him. What reason did he have to maintain his loyalty? Even his wife exhorted him to curse God and die.

Through all this, Job maintained his integrity -- including his loyalty to the Lord.

How do you as a Christian Martialist express your loyalty to Christ the King? Do you ever experience conflicting loyalties? How do you discern a & deal with them?

Fodder for future posts, perhaps?

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