S. O. A. P.
Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
1 John 4:4
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
The Apostle John had talked in this chapter about being able to distinguish the false prophets from the real. He then said that you and I have already overcome THEM, (false prophets), because the one (Jesus) who is in us is greater than the one (Satan) who is in the world.
This whole chapter is about Lordship. Who is it that you and I will let rule us? Will it be the one who is purporting to be someone they aren’t? When we follow someone who is hypocritical in their personal walk, we in turn pay the price. When, on the other hand, we follow those whose actions match their message of Jesus, not only do we benefit but those who follow our lead also win. The man or woman of God we can trust through thick and thin to be true to their word and live a life that is in line with the word of God is what we’re looking for, and who we want to be. Only when Jesus is allowed to be Lord over every region of our lives can we really be trusted by others to be and do what we say we are. The answer to this dilemma is “Jesus The Great!” Why? Because here John tells us that Jesus in us is GREATER than the devil who is in the world. That’s why there’s no other logical choice in this life but for “Jesus The Great” to be given full control over you and me. I’m in, I hope you are too!
Today I am so encouraged that I know who I am and where I’m going. I’m glad my life is in Your hands! Amen