What I read today:
Joshua 9-10; Psalm 110; Jeremiah 44; Acts 21; 1 John 5 & 2 John
in 1 John chapter 5 verse 4 John says that whatever is born of God conquers the world.
Somedays I wonder. It doesn’t seem like the Word of God is conquering much these days. Violence, Abortion, civil unrest, attacks around the world and more Catholic church sex abuse scandals. It doesn’t seem like we’re winning any great battles.
In John’s time, I’m sure it had to seem crazy what God was having him write down. I’m sure John thought to himself that he was losing it.
But John knew that in the end, he would see Jesus face. He knew that what God considered victory was individual believers sharing the message of his grace and mercy to the world.
It’s why he could say in vs 12 “Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”
It may not be popular today. But it’s still true.