Without Jesus in the equation all victories are worldly; governed by worldly aims and principles. It is true that a person may gain a victory over a worldly passion; they might subdue an evil propensity, break away from profane habits, forsake the company of the unprincipled and polluted; yet, unless they have faith in the Son of God, the spirit of the world will remain in their hearts in some form. Where is there one who shows that they have obtained a complete victory over the world, except the true Christian? Where is there one whose end and aim is not this present life? Where is there one who shows that all their purposes in regard to this world are made subordinate to the world to come?
In Christ…that’s where!