“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” 1 John 5:4Text — 1 John 5:1-5
Overcomers are people on whom Satan has no power; they are overcomers because Christ the Greater One lives in them (1 John 4:4). To be an overcomer, you must become a friend of Jesus, obey all His commandments and live for Him daily. David was a friend of Jesus who always preached Christ to His friends/classmates. He was hated by some of them because he refused to join them in doing bad things.
One day, as they were preparing for their promotional examination, David kept his study materials in his bag and left the class to use the restroom. His bag was searched before he returned and the little notebook which he had jotted summaries of what he read was taken away. He searched in vain for it. Nobody owned up to taking it. Though a little bit disturbed, David encouraged himself with God’s word that he would be an overcomer. He continued with his studies and made new short notes. When the result of the examination was released two weeks later, he was at the top of his class. He knew the secret of being an overcomer – he held on to Christ and did the right thing (study well). Those who took his note later came to confess and apologize to him. He forgave them.
1 John 4:4
Prayer for today
Lord, please give me the mind of Christ so that I can be victorious in all situations.