“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith” (1 John 5:4).
Today’s Morsel: Located on the water tower at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, is the theme of the base, “Victory Starts Here!” The initial place for obtaining success on the battlefield starts at a soldier’s basic combat training center. On this day, in 1945, what is known as Victory in Europe (V-E) Day; WWII ended in Europe after Germany signed an unconditional surrender. One of the things listed in the Military Code of Conduct is to never surrender of your own free will. Soldiers are taught in their basic combat training to resist by all means possible and try to escape at every given moment if captured. John tells us that if we develop our faith so that we can overcome the world, (the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life, which is the world) we will have the victory and we will win. What are you doing to develop your faith? It starts at the church (Romans 10:17), your basic combat training center. Victory starts here!
Sing: Faith can move mountains, mountains of fear and of doubt; faith can move mountains, so why don’t you try your faith out.
Thought For Today: Victory starts at church (Parker)