Victory in Christ
What a great blessing we receive through faith in Christ – ‘Every one who believes that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God’ (1 John 5:1). Our life as God’s children is not a life of tranquility. We face conflict, real conflict – a battle. In this spiritual warfare, we have God’s promise of victory. ‘Who is it that overcomes the world but he who believes that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?’ (1 John 5:5). The answer is contained in the question. Our victory is in Christ. We are not victorious because our faith is so strong that we couldn’t possibly fail. Many times, we fail. We take our eyes off Christ – and we are defeated. What are we to do? – when temptations seem to be so many and so powerful. When you feel so weak, let Christ be your Strength. ‘With Christ within, the fight we’ll win’.