The Old Cowboy this week has read a couple of articles about the kids song “I’m in the Lord’s Army.” These articles were about how some folks have changed the words to fit their own beliefs about fighting wars. When I read such my mind always wonders off to other more important things. Being a cronic history buff I am often reminded of the words of the founding fathers of this nation.
With that in mind, consider the words of George Washington; “Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, then the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another.” Being the type I am the words of George Washington remind me of the words from the pen of the apostle Paul in the frist verse of the twelfth chapter of his letter to the Roman Christians; “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing to God, which is your reasonable service. I like the next verse too; “And be not conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, In order to prove what is the good and pleasing and perfect will of God.”
As I have noted in this corner in the past, you aren’t going to get the job we have been given done while sitting on the tailgate of the pickup. Your nap is finished, get down, go to work and get a little dirt on your hands. I might add that in the Oklahoma oilfields you learn that no one stands around and just passes out orders, even the Rig Boss gets his hands dirty, so don’t waste my time by telling me your importance or title.