Victory in Jesus [1 Corinthians 15:57 Devotional]

Victory in Jesus [1 Corinthians 15:57 Daily Devotional]

“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

1 Corinthians 15:57

What is 1 Corinthians 15:57 about?

This verse is about giving gratitude to God for the victory we have through Jesus. Though that victory looks different than what most people consider a victory, it’s worth celebrating more than any other type of victory. In Jesus’s time, the people of Israel expected their savior to march in and take Jerusalem back from the Romans. We know that’s not what happened. Instead, Jesus willingly gave up his life and rose from the dead while declaring victory over death rather than the Roman Empire.

Victory in Jesus

How do you live in this? Recognize what Jesus did for you. Take some time in prayer to thank him for his sacrifice for you. Because he died and now lives, you now are alive in him. Knowing that you’re alive in Jesus, you’re able to live your life to the fullest by praying for and forgiving others, serving people, and giving generously. Each of those things is simply a response to what Jesus did on the cross for you.

In the same way, if you’re not practicing the three things mentioned above, you may not be truly experiencing the victory that Jesus died to bring you. Jesus offers you freedom, but it’s not freedom to do whatever you want (1 Cor. 6:12, Gal. 5:17). Instead, it’s the freedom to be a servant to all, especially to those who are in need.

Prayer

Jesus, thank you for dying for me. I thank you that you were declared the winner over death so that I may be able to live a full life of looking out for other people. Help me to seize opportunities to pray for others, serve people, and give generously to my community. It’s in Jesus’s name I pray, amen.

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