Overcoming the World

The reading is repeated today but focuses on verses 4-5.

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 1 John 5:1-5 ESV

The phrase “overcomes the world” is repeated three times in verses 4-5. What different reasons are given for our victory?

  • Do you sense an increasing freedom from sin’s power?

What has God revealed to you?

Pray for
  • To be salt and light to all you meet today
  • Our worship this Sunday to be in “spirit and truth”


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