Edna Ferber says she receives many letters from people who want to be writers but not many from people who want to write. There are many who say they want to be victorious Christians but few are willing to endure the discipline necessary to make one a good soldier of Jesus Christ. There is a prize to possess, but before we possess it there is a price to be paid, and few will pay it.
THANKS FOR VICTORY
Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
I Corinthians 15:57
Observe the source of our victory – “Thanks be unto God.” The Blesser is greater than the blessing. Consider the nature of our victory – “which giveth us the victory.” It is the gift of God. “Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.” And behold the means of our victory – “through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
It is total victory over sin, death, and the grave. It is daily victory. Every heart ought to be a “victory garden.” And it is final victory.
“This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” It does not explain the world, nor endure it, nor enjoy it – it overcomes the world. But not just any kind of faith. It must be faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, for our victory is through Him.
Every day is V-Day when our faith is in Him. And every day is Thanksgiving Day for the victory through Him.