The children of God are those who love the Lord Jesus and also obey His commandments. They don’t complain about doing His will, for it brings them the greatest joy of all. To serve our King is what increases our faith in a way that people of the world will never understand. We have overcome the world and now the love of God sustains us through life’s trials and tribulations. John also spoke on this and said, “whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” (1 John 5:1-4)
Those that have overcome the world are those that continue in their faith. They know that Jesus is the Son of God and the redeemer of the world. The Spirit also witnesses that there are three important persons in heaven. That God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit are three person’s in one God. Working as three, in perfect unity. John said, “who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God? This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.” (1 John 5:5-8) This knowledge of the trinity is very important to our faith Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, open up our hearts and minds to know You even better than before. Lead and guide our lives with Your light shining ahead of us. Teach us more about You and Your will for our lives. Give us wisdom, God. We want to know You and become Your children on earth. Our faith in You is what sustains us through life’s trials. We know that life is not easy, but it is so much easier to deal with when You are in our lives. There have been times that I have drifted off course and they were also the hardest times in my life. It was so dark and dreary without You. I may have had pleasure while in the lusts of the flesh, but it never lasted. There was always guilt and shame that accompanied this wicked lifestyle. But then You heard my cries and brought life into my soul once again. Thank You, God. I believe in You. Even the holy trinity, which I honor and respect. This is in reverence to Your Holy Name. I love You, Lord. Amen.