In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (Romans 8:37 NIV)
What do you have that needs a little conquering? Well, we all have stuff. Lust, pride, greed, gluttony, all them sev-deadlies. But we have that conquered. We are in Christ, and therefore, we are already conquerors over all of our faults and failures. Even if we fail and fall into that sin again and again in our life, ultimately, our hearts are in Christ’s hands, so we win in the end.
But what does it mean to be more than a conqueror? David, when he was a little boy, took five stones and killed a very persistent foe, Goliath. Goliath also happened to be a very angry giant.
When David, through God’s power, slew Goliath, he kept the giant’s sword in his possession. It would sit in the corner as he grew into King of all Israel, sharing the story with anyone who would ask about that giant sword.
Not only are we conquerors, but we are leaders that are called to tell the story of our victory over sin, or, more precisely, Christ’s victory over our sin. That way, others might be encouraged to fight the same way we did.
Matthew Coker is a Media Director at a church in his hometown, where he also is a leader at a Celebrate Recovery program. He’s a huge comic book nerd, Whovian, and Funko Pop Collector. Matthew and his wife live in New Mexico.