Thursday, August 28, 2008

more than conquerors

Romans 8:37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
This morning I read the verse above and the phrase "more than conquerors" stood out.  I realized that, in Christ, and because of Christ, we have victory over sin and so much more.  We normally focus on gaining victories in life: victories in sports, business, and personal goals.  But what does "more than conquerors" mean?  What is past the victory or greater than winning the war?  I suppose the answer comes from the rest of that passage (verses 38-39) "For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."  We are more than conquerors because the victory in Christ has created a bond with our Lord that cannot be broken.  Moreover, we are more than conquerors because we have conquered sin in order to live in a new way.  We were made to experience life on the far side of victory where we have the real opportunity to walk with the Lord, to inquire of the Lord and to worship the Lord.  Sometimes I think we stop with the victory and fail to enjoy the fruits of that victory.  Life is more than winning a gold medal!
Rob Smith

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