The Lord Is Looking For A Few Good Men In 2017

The United States Marine Corps has been using the slogan, "We're looking for a few good men," for well over two hundred years now. It began on March 20, 1779 when Captain William Jones advertised for "a few good men" to enlist in the Corps, thinking that would be all that was needed. It became a challenge or a dare to young men back then, and continues to be a challenge today, to see if they qualify as one of the "few good men" the Marines are looking for.

Did you know that the Lord is looking for "a few good men"?

A few good men:

1) Who possess enough grit and determination to serve the Lord, allowing nothing to stop them (Acts 4:5-20; Acts 5:17-29).
2) Whose spiritual commitment is for a lifetime (2 Timothy 4:1-8 (cf. Revelation 2:10).
3) Who are willing to be lead for His glory (Psalm 31:1-3; cf. Isaiah 43:7).
4) Who have enough faith to lead others in righteousness (1 Timothy 4:12-16; 2 Timothy 2:1-2).
5) Who have the backbone to stand on the truth of God (Romans 1:16-17; Ephesians 6:17-20; Titus 1:7-9).
6) Who recognize the blessings that come from working together (Psalm 133:1; cf. Genesis 13:8).
7) Who can recognize the beauty of having a unified family (Psalm 128:1-6).
8) Who will teach their families His wisdom (Proverbs 4:1-13; cf. Genesis 18:16-19).

In a world that consistently redefines moral values quicker than we can bat our eye, it is no small task in finding a few good men  — men who will live godly lives of moral excellence (Philippians 4:8-9). Beloved, the Lord is still looking for "a few good men" in 2017 (see the description of God's good man in Psalm 112).

Do we qualify? (see God's "good man")

 Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets