4For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith.
5Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
It is through our faith and belief in Christ that not only saves us, but helps us overcome the world. It is through this truth that we claim victory over everything and rise above it all.
We saw in verse 1 that whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God. This is the second birth. Our true belief (remember, it’s the heart condition, not the physical act of saying you believe) that not only saves us, but transforms us. We are spiritually born into royalty of the King of Kings. Princes and Princesses we become of the Kingdom of God and are therefore elevated above this world.
Take heed not to think we are better. For those who are first will become last and those who are last will become first. It is with The Spirit living in us that we take on a servant’s heart. I feel this is a good way of cross checking your relationship with Christ. What is motivating my actions? Is it to serve God? If not, what or who is it we are trying to serve and what is causing us to do that? We must find the root cause and dig it out, with His help so we can be better servants of our Lord.
Who are you serving today?