Bible Reading: I John 4:1-11
Key Verse: Verse 4 – “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."
Key Words: greater is he
Jesus is greater than Satan, or anyone else so far as that goes. Because Jesus is greater, we are overcomers. But Jesus is greater because Jesus is Truth (John 14:6). When wefail to believe in absolute truth (God’s Word) we cease to be overcomers. I read the following in regard to God’s Word being truth.
In the survey taken in early 1991, interviewees were asked, “Do you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with the following statement: There is no such thing as absolute truth; different people can define truth in conflicting ways and still be correct.” Only 28% of the respondents expressed strong belief in “absolute truth,” and more surprisingly, only 23% of born-again or evangelical Christians accepted this idea!
What a telling revelation! If more than 75% of the followers of Christ say nothing can be known for certain, does this indicate, as it seems, that they are not convinced that Jesus existed, that He is who He claimed to be, that His Word is authentic, that God created the heavens and earth, or that eternal life awaits the believer? That’s what the findings appear to mean. If there is no absolute truth, then by definition nothing can be said to be absolutely true. To the majority, apparently, it’s all relative. Nothing is certain. Might be. Might not be. Who knows for sure? Take your guess and hope for the best!
No wonder we live in a world with so few overcomers. Today, can you say, “Greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world”?
What to do:
✞ Today, when you have to face the truth, don’t hurry off as if you can run and hide from it.
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