6 comments on “To Overcome the World

  1. Wonderful topic, Dee! I just read something that I think ties it with this very well, I hope it isn’t too long!

    Paul tells us to live victoriously and to avoid excesses of the flesh. D.L. Moody once illustrated this truth as follows: “Tell me,” he said to his audience, “How can I get the air out of this glass?” One man said, “Suck it out with a pump.” Moody replied, “That would create a vacuum and shatter the glass.” After many impossible suggestions, Moody smiled, picked up a pitcher of water, and filled the glass. “There,” he said, “all the air is now removed.” He then went on to show that victory in the Christian life is not by “sucking out a sin here and there,” but rather by being filled with the Spirit. (Eph 5:18) (Retold by Mrs. Ruby Miller)

    • What a marvelous illustration of how to live victoriously in this world! Indeed all our puny, human efforts will be of no avail, and could even be destructive. Only by being filled by power of the Spirit are we able to overcome the ongoing conflict and forces operating within us as well as in the world.

      Thank you so much, Ken, for sharing this story of D. L. Moody. I will often think of that pitcher of water to encourage me in my walk with the Lord!

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