Soldiers differ from civilians in many ways. Soldiers spend most of their time in disciplined training exercises in preparation for emergency. Soldiers need to be trained, watchful, prepared, able, equipped and ready at any notice. And as a soldier there is a requirement for to sacrifice ones life when the need arises.
Although we may not be dressed in greens and browns and trudging about our homes in steel cap boots, we too are chosen soldiers working under the authority of the Highest Power, to protect, secure and fight for the people in our spheres. We do this by allowing Christ Kingdom's influence of power and love through us to come into contact with them!
2 Tim 2:4 No soldier when in service gets entangled in the enterprises of [civilian] life; his aim is to satisfy and please the one who enlisted him.
2 Tim 2:21 So whoever cleanses himself [from what is ignoble and unclean, who separates himself from contact with contaminating and corrupting influences] will [then himself] be a vessel set apart and useful for honorable and noble purposes, consecrated and profitable to the Master, fit and ready for any good work.
- Jo Voon-