Everyone who is born from God defeats the world.
And this is the victory that has defeated the world: our faith.
1 John 5:4
John Wesley, eighteenth century founder of the Methodist movement, said that we have a sixth sense. Sometimes this is called “intuition”—getting to know something by our feelings, rather than by reason. John Wesley said that the sixth sense is faith—the inward power to know something as true, even though the knowledge is beyond our five physical senses. The heart of today’s reading is verse 4: “This is the victory that has defeated the world: our faith.”
I once had a spiritual director by the name of Cyril Schommer. He was both a priest and a concert violinist. He became totally blind late in his life. He claimed that he could play the violin better by being blind. Hearing became more sensitive.
So it is with faith. When outer senses fade away, faith has a chance to grow. Rest for some moments with this Bible Breath on verse 4: “Our faith is the victory.”
Examples of Bible Breaths Learn More…
Our faith is the victory. v. 4
You came by water and blood. v. 6
Faith in Christ, the Son of God. v. 10
In the Son, eternal life v. 11
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