Passin’ the Guidon

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him…See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and you have been given fullness in Christ, who is the head over every power and authority. Colossians 2:6,9-10

During a change of command ceremony there is a lot of tradition. Soldiers stand in formation, orders are read, and the guidon is passed. The passing of the guidon is my favorite part. It’s symbolizes the passing of command from the old commander to the new. The old commander no longer holds authority over those in the company. Allegiance and obedience now belongs to the new commander. This bears a lot of resemblance to our relationship with God when we put our faith in Christ. We are no longer in charge. We have given full loyalty and submission to our new Commander, the Lord Jesus Christ. But what would happen if the old commander came back to the company and started giving orders? That would be disastrous. In the same way we pass the guidon of our lives to Christ and should never take it back. Leave the guidon in His hands and give Him complete command of your life. SP290

Author: Chuck & Deb

Chuck & Deb love Jesus!

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