Wisdom's Corner
Supplying the Army With Provisions

Every kingdom has an army. This army is used to defend the kingdom. And at times is necessary to invade and defeat an evil enemy. The army is used to battle the enemy.

Therefore, it is important to keep the soldiers of the army well supplied. They need plenty of food so that they can keep up their strength. They need good weapons so that they can fight at the same level as the enemy. They need good information as to where the enemy is and how the enemy plans to attack.

Without any of this the army is sure to be defeated. Sometimes the army does not get what it needs because those in charge decide they know better than the King of the kingdom. They may decide to go out on their own and disobey orders. Then they get in trouble and can only get out of the trouble with the help of others who bring the supplies and information that they need.

In Galatians 6:1, we read, "Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted." The greek word translated "restore" is used to describe this process of supplying the army with their provisions.

Paul is saying that Christians must supply the fallen soldier with the necessary supplies for him to become the good soldier he should be. This soldier may have gone out on his own thinking he knew better than God. But now he is to be given the proper supplies and the proper directions so that he can fight the enemy Satan.

Of course, spiritually, the Word of God, the Bible, is the what contains the supplies and directions that the spiritual soldier needs. Read it and obey it. Do not become a fallen soldier. And be ready to take supplies to soldiers that fall.

Until next time, keep studying the Bible. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask an adult to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 1999

Published by The Old Paths Bible School