Verses to review today: 1 John 4:1-5:3
New Verse: 1 John 5:4
For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. (ESV)
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. (KJV)
Greek: ὅτι πᾶν τὸ γεγεννημένον ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ νικᾷ τὸν κόσμον• καὶ αὕτη ἐστὶν ἡ νίκη ἡ νικήσασα τὸν κόσμον, ἡ πίστις ἡμῶν.
Transliterated Greek: hoti pan to gegennēmenon ek tou theou nika ton kosmon• kai hautē estin hē nikē hē nikēsasa ton kosmon, hē pistis hēmōn.
Literal Word for Word Translation: Because everyone who is fathered by God overcomes the world. And this is the victory which has overcome the world, our faith.
Vocab: νικᾷ, nika, conquers/overcomes; νίκη, nikē, victory. νικήσασα, nikēsasa, has conquered/overcome.
Commentary: The Lord wins in the end. All who are united with Him by faith are victors as well! So, why follow the ways of the world? Why love the things of the world, when those who are in Christ have already overcome the world by their faith?
Colossians 2 8 See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. 9 For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, 10 and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and authority. 11 In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, 12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead. 13 And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, 14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. 15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.