No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. –Romans 8:37 ESV
Romans 8:37 says, “In all these things we are more than conquerors.” “All these things” are life’s circumstances: trouble, hard times, hatred, hunger, homelessness, threats, hurts, etc. The warriors in the Roman Army, who overcame many hardships and battles and overtook most of Western Europe, were considered conquerors in the Roman Empire. If a conqueror can do all of that, what can we—more than conquerors—do?
You can learn from them:
1) Don’t fall into the trap of contentment. As “more than a conqueror,” you should continue to gain more ground for Christ, whether that’s in a mission field far away, at your job, or in your neighborhood.
2) Be persistent. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says that if you will humble yourself and pray God will hear you and heal your land. But that doesn’t mean you pray once and walk away. Pray consistently.
3) Take care of people. In Acts 6, the disciples knew their mission was to continue to take more ground for God, but the local people also needed someone. So they got all the disciples together and picked leaders to take care of the needs at the local level so that they could take care of their mission. Rome fell because it lost sight of local needs and just kept forging ahead. Show love to people and genuinely care for their needs, God may be trying to reach someone through you.
You are called “more than a conqueror,” are you ready?
- Pray for opportunities to show love to the people around you.
- Pray that God would continue to teach you to live as more than a conqueror.
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