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.
³²And what more shall I say? For time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets, ³³who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, ³⁴quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.
³⁵Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection; ³⁶and others experienced mockings and scourgings, yes, also chains and imprisonment.
³⁷They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were put to death with the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated ³⁸(men of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground.
³⁹And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, ⁴⁰because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.
The object of the Christian’s faith is God.
We say, boldly, “I believe in God, the Father Almighty.”
Also the object of the Christian’s faith is Jesus, the Christ.
Paul said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.”
Annually many people visit Thomas Jefferson’s mansion.
The guide shows them three things at this historic place: the weathervane on top of the mansion, the old clock in one of the rooms, and the compass in the floor of the porch.
The guide explains that …
▪︎ the weathervane changes with every changing wind,
▪︎ the clock with every tick of time,
▪︎ but that the compass never changes. East is always East, West is always West, South is always South, and North is always North.
So some things in life never, never change.
▪︎ God never changes. He is always the same heavenly Father.
▪︎ Christ never changes; He is “the same yesterday, and today, and for ever.”
▪︎ Ask God to help you this day to walk and work by faith in Him.
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