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    Here are some sayings that you may or may not be familiar with:

Veni, Vidi, Vici — I came, I saw, I conquered

Veni, Vidi, Verily — I came, I saw, I concurred

Veni, Vidi, Vista — I came, I saw, what a great view!

Veni, Vidi, Venison — I came, I saw, I ran over a deer

Veni, Vidi, Velcro — I came, I saw; I stuck around

Veni, Vidi, Visa — I came, I saw, I went shopping

Veni, Vidi, Vegi — I came, I saw, I had a salad

Veni, Vidi, VCR — I came, I saw, I went home and rented the video

Veni, Vidi, Vinny — I came, I saw, I got an offer I couldn’t refuse

Veni, Vidi, DaVinci — I came, I saw, I painted the Sistine Chapel

Veni, Vipi, Vici — I came, I’m a very important person, I conquered

    Allow me to add one more:

    Veni, Vidi, Dei Vici — I came, I saw, God conquered

    Remember the 12 spies sent into the land of Canaan? Ten came back and said, “There’s no way we can conquer this land! The people are too big and too strong! Let’s go back to Egypt!”

I came, I saw, God conquered.
    Only Joshua and Caleb had faith that God would keep his promise. Their attitude was, “We came, we saw, and we are confident that God will conquer.”

But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes; and they spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying: “The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. If the LORD delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land which flows with milk and honey.” (Numbers 14:6-8)

    How about you? Ever felt like a grasshopper compared to some of the obstacles you face? If the Lord is on your side (or more accurately, if you are on the Lord’s side), the victory will be yours.

    Veni, Vidi, Dei Vici!

 
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      © 2002, Alan Smith. Used by permission. This devotional was reprinted from Thought for the Day.

      Title: ""
      Author: Alan Smith
      Publication Date: October 19, 2002


 

 
 
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