I was thinking this weekend about what it is that guides our behaviors – what we do. What is it that we really believe and will live for and die for. It then occurred to me that a couple of creeds have given definition to that for me in my life.
I grew up reciting the Apostles’ Creed and it is a statement of my belief in God. Most of you are pretty familiar with it and it starts off:
“I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit . . .”
And then there is the Soldier’s Creed that has guided much of my life:
“I am an American Soldier.
I am a warrior and a member of a team.
I serve the people of the United States . . .”
Creeds help you to define what you believe and how you will live.
So what is your creed? What do you believe? On what things will you not compromise?
For what will you die? For what will you live?
Do you really know what you believe?
Have a great week in the Lord’s service,