More Than Conquerors

I just finished reading a book by John Piper called ‘Don’t Waste Your Life’. It has been long overdue, but as they say ‘better late than never’. There are so many good thoughts in this book but the one I can’t get away from is his take on this verse…

Romans 8:37 ‘…in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.’

Piper talks about how it would be sufficient for most people to simply reach the status of ‘conqueror’, yet Paul goes much further in declaring that in Christ, we are made ‘more than conquerors’. How is this? What impact comes in our lives through this. Piper responds by saying…

‘One biblical answer is that a conqueror defeats his enemy, but one who is more than a conqueror subjugates his enemy. A conqueror nullifies the purpose of his enemy; one who is more than a conqueror makes the enemy serve his own purposes. A conqueror strikes down his foe; one who is more than a conqueror makes his foe his slave.’

Who or what is trying to separate you from the love of God? What hardship or trouble are you currently facing? Remember again that his love never fails, and nothing in all of creation can ever separate us from Him. Pray that Christ will lead you to not just conquer but be more than a conqueror through his love, in his power.

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3 thoughts on “More Than Conquerors

  1. I think for me, a lot of the conquering and “subjugating of my enemies” revolves around idolatry. It’s particularly difficult to take the meaning, value and confidence derived from certain idols and place it in God instead. God is much more abstract compared to something that provides immediate (albeit temporary) satisfaction.

    • Lauren,
      I just listened to/watched it on you tube. Wow what a great song! Thanks! I think I my post link to it cause it’s so good…

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