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A Weekly Devotional from the
South Green Street Church of Christ



Conquering Sheep
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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