For the Strength of Youth
Overcome the World and Find Rest
January 2024

“Overcome the World and Find Rest,” For the Strength of Youth, Feb. 2024.

Words to Live By

Overcome the World and Find Rest

Overcome the World and Find Rest

Illustrations by Bryan Beach

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Because Jesus Christ overcame this fallen world, and because He atoned for each of us, you too can overcome this sin-saturated, self-centered, and often exhausting world.

As you truly repent and seek His help, you can rise above this present precarious world and find true rest.

What does it mean to overcome the world?

It means:

  • Overcoming the temptation to care more about the things of this world than the things of God.

  • Trusting the doctrine of Christ more than the philosophies of men.

  • Delighting in truth, denouncing deception, and becoming “humble followers of Christ.”

  • Choosing to refrain from anything that drives the Spirit away and being willing to “give away” even our favorite sins.

  • Growing to love God and His Beloved Son more than you love anyone or anything else.

How do we overcome the world?

  • Seek for and follow the promptings of the Spirit.

  • Repent daily and keep covenants that endow us with power.

  • Stay on the covenant path.

The Savior lifts us above the pull of this fallen world by blessing us with greater charity, humility, generosity, kindness, self-discipline, peace, and rest.

Because Jesus Christ overcame this world, you can too.