Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 236/260: Read 1 John 5

John writes, “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.”

If I made a list of my favorite hymns, “Faith is the Victory,” written by John Henry Yates and Ira David Sankey, would undoubtedly appear near the top.

The last stanza of the hymn especially resonates with me:

To him that overcomes the foe,
White raiment shall be giv’n;
Before the angels he shall know
His name confessed in heav’n;
Then onward from the hills of light,
Our hearts with love aflame,
We’ll vanquish all the hosts of night,
In Jesus’ conqu’ring name.

What a powerful God we serve! He gives us not only the opportunity to serve Him, but grace to pick us up when we fall short!

Do you have the type of faith in God’s power that overcomes the woes of this world?

Memory (Read aloud 5-10 times)

1 John 5:4. For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

Pray

Pray for stronger faith!

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