Overcoming the World Through Faith
The enemy of our souls would love to devour our lives.
"Your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour." (1 Peter 5:8)
"Resist him, steadfast in the faith" (1 Peter 5:9).
When the enemy cannot devastate us by direct attack, he still desires to pull us down into defeat, using the pitfalls and temptations that are available to him throughout the entire world system.
"The whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one." (1 John 5:19)
"For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world -- our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?" (1 John 5:4-5)
"For all that is in the world -- the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life -- is not of the Father but is of the world." (1 John 2:16)
"In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)
"You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world" (1 John 4:4).
Lord Jesus, the world has surely brought me many difficulties and temptations. Yet, You are the overcoming victor, so I look to You for personal victory day by day. How blessed I am to have living in me the one who is far greater than the enemy who roams about in the world, Amen.