1 John 5:4
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith.
I. HE HAS THE HIGHEST MORAL PEDIGREE. In conventional society there are fools who pride themselves in their ancestry.
1. In him there is a moral resemblance to the greatest Being. As the human offspring partakes of the nature of his parent, so the good man partakes of the moral character of God, a character loving, pure, just.
2. Over him there is the tenderest care of the greatest Being. "As a father pitieth his children," etc.
3. In him there is the most loyal devotion to the greatest Being. He loves the "Most High" supremely, constantly, practically.
II. HE ACHIEVES THE HIGHEST MORAL CONQUEST. He overcomes the world. He conquers errors, lusts; he overcomes bad habits and reforms corrupt institutions.
Parallel VersesKJV: For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.