Thanks be to
God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord
Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57.
Observe the source
of our victory—“Thanks be unto God.” The Blesser is
greater than the blessing. Consider the nature of
our victory—“which giveth us the victory.” It is the
gift of God. “Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable
gift.” And behold the means of our victory—“through
Jesus Christ our Lord.”
It is total
victory over sin, death, and the grave. It is daily
victory. Every heart ought to be a “victory garden.”
And it is final victory.
is the victory that overcometh the world, even our
faith.” It does not explain the world, nor endure
it, nor enjoy it—it overcomes the world. But not
just any kind of faith. It must be faith in our Lord
Jesus Christ, for our victory is through Him.
Every day is V-Day
when our faith is in Him. And every day is
Thanksgiving Day for the victory through Him.
Vance Havner, Day
by Day: A Book of Bible Devotions (Baker Publishing
Group, 1953), 138.