Epitaph’s on tombstones are often very interesting and insightful as to the person who is buried beneath them. In the city of Chichester, in West Sussex, South-East England, there is such a marker. It reads:
Here lies an old soldier whom all must applaud;
He suffered much hardship at home and abroad;
But the hardest engagement he ever was in
Was the battle with self, for the conquest of sin.
Yes, there is a powerful enemy, Satan, who does not want us to be saved. And after we are saved he does not want us to be happy. “Your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
However, we can win the victory through Christ. The Apostle Paul said, “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ” (2 Corinthians 2:14). Whether it is coming to Christ for salvation, or living a victorious Christian life, we can overcome self and sin, through Christ…there is no other way to be TRIUMPHANT!