Day 47. Romans 8:37

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

As a young kid, I was always fascinated with historical fiction. Kings, invading armies, forts, loyal armies, scheming minions, horses, chariots, sword fights, bow and arrows, emperors, conquerors. All these fascinated me.

So when I read this verse in its shortened form, “We are more than conquerors through Jesus”, I was captivated. During those times, I was reading my Bible in Tamil, my native language and it does not translate few things well. In it, it was written that through Jesus, we can achieve complete victory. And I did not know these two verses were same, as I am still not good in remembering the chapter and verses.

Then few troubles came in my life, I became a little more matured (I think so) and the LORD moved me to delve deep in to His Word, then I realized this verse has two other parts: that I am more than a conqueror through Him who loved me. Guess I missed the “He Who loved us” part completely. I was thinking that it was about me being more than a conqueror. Obviously it is not so. Crying face

The second part that I had missed was: In all these things… all the troubles and turmoil that Paul lists before. I had completely missed that point. So, when things went wrong, I was not able to cope up. And the LORD taught me a beautiful lesson with this verse. Now, when someone tells a beautiful verse from the Bible, I do three things. I read that verse in its entirety, I read the verse in its context and I always check various translations, including the originals to make sure I am reading only what the LORD meant it to be.

And, to be honest, life has been a tough one for me, for quite few years. I have been always happy as even 95% of my church members don’t know the struggle of faith I have. But once when a friend of mine asked me, “Are you happy? I mean, are you really happy?”, I was surprised that I had to pause for few seconds before answering. I realized that the troubles had taken their toll, yet in all these things, I am more than a conqueror through Him Who loved me.

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Posted on March 27, 2016, in Rebuilding and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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