Lesson Scriptures: 1 John 3:19–4:4
Key Lesson Theme: “Sure of Victory”
Today's Lesson: Friday, September 24
1 John 3:19–4:4
19 This is how we will know that we belong to the truth and will reassure our hearts before him
20 whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows all things.
21 Dear friends, if our hearts don’t condemn us, we have confidence before God
22 and receive whatever we ask from him because we keep his commands and do what is pleasing in his sight.
23 Now this is his command: that we believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another as he commanded us.
24 The one who keeps his commands remains in him, and he in him. And the way we know that he remains in us is from the Spirit he has given us.
1 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see if they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
2 This is how you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God,
3 but every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming; even now it is already in the world.
4 You are from God, little children, and you have conquered them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
Live It Out
Most of us would prefer to live a life of victory rather than defeat. We would rather win than lose. Honestly, while there may be pleasure in playing a game, when it’s over, don’t you have a little more joy because you came out on top? How critical it is in spiritual matters to know we have victory over Satan, sin, and death. In Christ we can claim the victory because He has won the victory. We can know the truth because He is the truth. Our doubts can be overcome because He is ever faithful. Jesus is the Victor and our Victory.
Recall a time when you claimed a victory during a spiritual struggle because “the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world” (1 John 4:4, CSB). How does that victory encourage you even in the present?
Until next week Saints…..
Every day is Sunday