THE DUTIES OF A SOLDIER
Enlisting in the United States Army means assuming certain responsibilities. The Army summarizes its basic expectations in is seven core values, which are loyalty, duty, respect, personal courage, selfless service, integrity and honor. Although job responsibilities vary by assignment, the core values apply to every soldier, regardless of job or rank.
12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.
Hosea 6:4 What shall I do with you, O Ephraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? For your loyalty is like a morning cloud And like the dew which goes away early.
Psalms 78:8 And not be like their fathers, A stubborn and rebellious generation, A generation that did not prepare its heart And whose spirit was not faithful to God.
Luke 16:13 "No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other You cannot serve God and wealth."
1 Corinthians 10:21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.
Matthew 26:35 - Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
1 Corinthians 4:2 - Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
Job 23:11 "My foot has held fast to His path; I have kept His way and not turned aside.
Deuteronomy 7:9 "Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments;
Soldiers have a responsibility to defend the U.S. Constitution and the nation’s residents. However, they also are expected to be loyal to their fellow soldiers, their units and the Army as a whole. Soldiers obey the orders of their superiors and do not attempt to undermine their leaders. They defend other soldiers who need their help, whether it is in the barracks or on the battlefield.
Soldiers fulfill their obligations in the best manner possible. They contribute to the efforts of a team, meet their personal assignments and make every attempt to fulfill every mission assigned. If they are in charge of lower-ranking soldiers, they have the duty to provide the leadership their subordinates need to advance in the military or fulfill an assignment.
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Soldiers pledge to treat other people with respect. Showing respect is not limited to fellow soldiers. When on foreign soil, soldiers respect the citizens, their customs and their religious mores. Soldiers show respect for their officers by obeying orders and showing loyalty to their commanders. Soldiers demonstrate respect for the Army by wearing their uniforms properly, maintaining a high standard of personal grooming and conducting themselves in a socially acceptable manner.
Although the ability to face a combat situation is part of personal courage, it is not all of it. Personal courage involves doing the right thing in all situations. It may mean defending someone weaker or refusing to be a party to a dishonorable act. At times, soldiers must take stands that do not win them a popularity contest among their peers. Regardless, soldiers are responsible for developing and maintaining their moral and physical courage.
The mission comes first. This means that the needs of the country, the unit and subordinates outweigh the personal needs of the individual soldier. Soldiers fulfill their missions without expecting rewards or personal recognition. Each member of the team should contribute maximum effort to ensure the success of the mission.
Integrity is doing what is morally and ethically right, not just what is legal. Soldiers behave with integrity when they do not deceive others. They do not take the easy way out, even if their actions may cause them discomfort. They do not tolerate acts of racism, sexual discrimination or abuse.
It is not by chance that the highest award given to U.S. military personnel is named the Medal of Honor. Honor encompasses all of the other six core values to one extent or another. It includes showing loyalty, integrity, personal courage and respect. It is serving selflessly, fulfilling duties and treating others respectfully. It is refusing to settle for dishonorable shortcuts.
10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
DUMANIS VERSE 12
strength power, ability
- inherent power, power residing in a thing by virtue of its nature, or which a person or thing exerts and puts forth
- power for performing miracles
- moral power and excellence of soul
- the power and influence which belong to riches and wealth
- power and resources arising from numbers
- power consisting in or resting upon armies, forces, ho
POWER --- GREEK---- EXOUCIA VERSE 10
- power of choice, liberty of doing as one pleases
- leave or permission
- physical and mental power
- the ability or strength with which one is endued, which he either possesses or exercises
- the power of authority (influence) and of right (privilege)
- the power of rule or government (the power of him whose will and commands must be submitted to by others and obeyed)
GOD HAS GIVEN US POWER OVER THE ENEMY
17 The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.”
18 He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.
19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.
20 However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”
A salute shows respect.
Soldiers have unique responsibilities based on rank, duty position and even geographical location. They must treat all people with respect and dignity. It is recognized that everyone has something to offer to the success of the unit.
Learning how to sacrifice yourself for the safety of others.
Learning how to sacrifice yourself for the safety of others.
It is a soldier's duty to put his country, the army, and the welfare of others before his own. Service is done without the thought of reward or recognition.