“Whoever is born of God overcomes the world …(5:4) “and keeps himself so that the evil one does not touch him.” (5:18)
These are the fourth and fifth characteristics of those who are born again. The world and all its temptations can so easily overwhelm us. When we are born again, there is an innate victory which is imparted to us. We do not despair and fall defeated before the devil’s lies and accusations. Sometimes, like Peter upon the water (Matthew 14:30), fear takes hold and we are conscious of beginning to sink. A cry to the Lord in times of danger will save us. The new life in Christ and faith in Him helps us to overcome. Neither are we playthings of the wicked one, nor subject to the constant change of circumstances. Men may curse, words may be thrown and events may threaten, but none of it seems to ‘stick’ to those who are truly born again and walk in the light of His word. May the Lord keep us pure and so prove the truth of these precious promises.
PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you that nothing the devil does can destroy me; help me to keep my eyes upon You.”