Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

for whatever is born of God conquers the world. And this is the victory that conquers the world, our faith.” vs. 4

1 John 5:4-6

We’ve gotten a good look at the ways of the world in recent years, and it’s not been a pretty sight! The environment is taking a beating, tensions between nations explode into wars, thousands are being killed, starvation and hunger are rampant and millions of refugees are on the move. In that scenario John’s optimism seems far-fetched. He believed that faith in Jesus Christ and the power of love would change everything, that the ways of the world would be overcome. What’s really bizarre is that faith has spread all across the globe and there are believers in every land, yet it doesn’t seem to have made a bit of difference. Christians have proven to be even more blood-thirsty and cruel than the most ungodly pagans. People of faith have adopted the ways of the world!!! But not everywhere! Pockets of resistance are present in the most unlikely places and some people have made sacrificial love the foundation of their lives. They live the Sermon on the Mount, pray for their enemies, and generously reach out to the broken and deprived. Sadly, they are few in number–Christian faith has become generic and disconnected from Jesus–but they do make a difference. And as Jesus once said, “A little yeast can leaven the whole loaf.”

Thought for the Day: What is generic Christian faith?


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