Faith is the Victory, the old standard hymn repeats that phrase. In all honesty, I like that song and have for as long as I can remember. Maybe because you cannot sing a song of victory and stay sad. Afterall, there is no such thing as a sore-winner (A poor-sport, yes, but I have never heard anyone say, “I wish we had lost.”)
They refrain of that song is from 1 John 5:4, “For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.”
Victory is important to many (all) of us. We want to win ballgames, gymnastics, Bible Bowl, father-of-the-year, and so on. Competition has become so much a part of our society, I think that the idea of coming out on top is what Capitalism is all about. We all want to be victorious or at least in some way we all want to be associated with winners.
The simple truth is that as Christians we have a promise of victory, “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57.
Victory in Christ Should be our Greatest Goal. But the question remains, “Where does victory in Christ come into play in my life?”
As I look through scripture, I find that God’s Word is replete with the language of victory.
Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Paul learned this victory through his suffering and success – Philippians 4:10-12.
He faced tough circumstances, but learned victory. We do not have to let life pull us down. If we depend solely on the circumstances and life we will suffer when circumstances fail us. When we trust in God we find success and our faith supersedes life. – Faith is the Victory over the circumstances of life on earth.
Come back tomorrow for more about victorious faith through Jesus the Christ.