1 John 5:3-5
Ephesians 5:1-2
“Be ye therefore followers
of God, as dear children.”
To love God is to keep His commandments. God is our heavenly Father, and His commandments are not grievous to His children. It is possible to obey. Correction is grievous to him that forsaketh the way (Prov 15:10). This is not to say that there is perfection on the side of man in keeping the commandments. All must keep a closer walk with God so as to be able to have a testimony of keeping the commandments.
In the world is lawlessness. Jesus referred to the world as the broad way. It is easy to follow and there are many who follow that broad way. The only way to overcome the world is to be born of God. This demarcates the boundary between the just and the unjust. Peter called it darkness and God’s marvellous light (1 Pet 2:9). Those differences are worlds apart. Anyone who has been transformed can bear a testimony of experience of the two worlds. One who is born of God knows the change that has taken place but cannot fully explain how it came. The Scripture tells us how God works in the heart.
Victory over the world comes because of our faith. Paul described the world as the works of the flesh, and faith in God as the fruit of the Spirit. The other distinction is between the reprobate and the elect. God uses this to direct those who seek victory. Anyone who follows that route will not fail but is free from condemnation. There are commands in Scripture to exercise this faith, to stand fast, to continue and to abound. We need to pray for our faith to increase. All this leads us to victory. Since God is just, His commandments are just.
THOUGHT: There is victory in keeping God’s commandment.
PRAYER: Lord, may I never stop trusting Thee.