Tuesday, February 20, 2018

More Than Conquers

In all these things we are more than conquerers through
him who loved us. Romans 8:37

This is more than victory. This is a triumph so complete 
that we not only have escaped defeat and destruction
but also have destroyed our enemies and won plunder
so rich and valuable that we can actually thank God for
the battle. How can we be "more than conquerers?" We 
can receive from the conflict a spiritual discipline that 
will greatly strengthen our faith and establish our spiri-
tual character. Temptation is necessary to establish and 
ground us in our spiritual life. It is like the fierce winds 
that cause the mighty cedars on the mountainside to sink 
their roots more deeply into the soil. Our  spiritual con-
flicts are among our most wonderful blessings, and the 
Adversary is used to train us for his own ultimate defeat. 
It is possibe for us in our spiritual life, through the victor-
ious grace of God, to turn completely around the things 
that seem most unfriendly and unfavorable. Then we will 
be able to say continually, "What has happened to me 
has really served to advance the gospel."Philippians 1:12
From Life More Abundantly

Reader, the attacks that are the most destructive in the
West are not from the world but from our brothers and sis-
ters within the church. It is so important that when we are
hit we go to God for wisdom and for the love that is
needed. Today in my reading of the Psalms I found this:

The one who offers thanksgiving as his
   sacrifice glorifies me:
   To one who orders his way rightly
I will show the salvation of God. 
Ps 50:3

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