“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith.”1 John 5:4
In this verse, John skillfully uses the term “whatever” to refer to that which is not a person, but what is exercised by a person– faith. Edward McDowell eloquently wrote that “it is our faith that gives us strength to keep God’s commandments and enables us to regard them as not burdensome,” but of genuine ease (p. 220). Those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God, through faith, are the ones who overcome the world. Faith is the key to our salvation and spiritual growth. Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you” (Matt. 17:20).
Therefore, today and all the days that lie ahead, let us, by faith, lean not on our strength but God’s, and seek first God’s kingdom, or as Old Testament Scripture teaches, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (Prov. 3:5-6).
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