By Steve Higginbotham
August 25, 2005
How would you get the point
across? Suppose you wanted to convey that the children of God
are conquerors, but not of their own strength and power. How
would you express it?
I know how God once expressed
it in the days of Gideon (Judges 7). On this occasion, God
intentionally reduced the size of his army to just 300 men who
then conquered the Midianites who were described as being as
numerous as the sand by the seashore. These conquerors
certainly had no illusion that their victory was earned. The
point was made, and it's so clear you can't miss it.
Now look at the words of
Paul..."We are accounted as sheep
for the slaughter, yet in all these things we are more than
conquerors through him who loved
us." Did you see that? Conquering sheep! Now if that
doesn't make a point!
Friends, as children of God we
are more than conquerors, but not of our own strength and
power. We are nothing without Jesus. And how can we remember
this important truth? Just remember the imagery -
Conquering Sheep! Now if that doesn't
capture the truth that we are victorious, but not of our own
might, I don't know what does. Conquering Sheep!
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