Today's Verse: 1 John 5:4

Sunday, August 4, 2013

For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
— 1 John 5:4

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

This is the companion passage to 1 John 2:17 — "The world and its desires are passing away, but the one who does the will of God lives forever." Our destiny and future are not limited to the boundaries of existence tied to our little blue planet. Our future and our hope burst the boundaries of mortality and are tied to our faith in a resurrected and victorious Savior who is coming back to bring us to his eternal home. This faith is displayed by doing God's will even when most people in our contemporary culture choose to chase what is fleeting and transient.

My Prayer...

Thank you, dear Father, for the assurance of victory, immortality, reunion, and joy. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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Illustration of 1 John 5:4 — For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.