August 1, 2020

The Battle is Better Together

“One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” – Proverbs 18:24 As we further unpack our call as soldiers in God’s army, let’s continue learning about the legionaries in the time of the Roman Empire. Yesterday, we established that any man who signed up to partake in this important duty agreed to give up 25 years of his life to the cause; however, the promise on the other side was a piece of land and a pension, both of which were very enticing to someone born in poverty. Today, I want to talk about another important aspect of being a Roman warrior and how it empowered these men, who had to risk their lives routinely, to stay the course. Interestingly, upon enrolling for service, each soldier was put in a group with eight other men and two servants,

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