OVERCOME! Jesus says “TO HIM WHO OVERCOMES, I WILL GIVE THE RIGHT TO EAT FROM THE TREE OF LIFE, WHICH IS IN THE PARADISE OF GOD” [Rev 2:7 NI].  Jesus said these words to people He had just complimented for their “HARD WORK AND … PERSEVERANCE” and for evaluating religious leaders and “FOUND THEM FALSE” [Rev 2:2 NI].  Many today serving God do not work hard or preserver and some even follow false religious leaders without question. Many of us are proud of our efforts and consider Jesus statement about “TO HIM WHO OVERCOMES” over demanding and excessive until we remember Jesus encourages us to “BE PERFECT, JUST AS YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN IS PERFECT” [Mt 5:48 NKJ]. Many of us are content to just make enough effort to please religious leaders or impress other people. How can we “BE PERFECT”? This appears inconsistent with Jesus assurance that serving Him “IS EASY” [Mt 11:30] until we remember Jesus also said “WITH MAN THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE, BUT WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE” [Mt 19:26 NI]. When we ask God in Jesus’ name, we find a loving God who will take care of us and will help us be comfortable living in His will.  Seek God’s guidance and assistance to overcome what we need to overcome to have eternal life. Do you overcome?                 Home, BasicSubjects, Scriptures