Dealing With The Devil
“Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” James 4:7, NKJV.
Anyone that has ever been on a diet can easily understand the concept of resisting. One must resist that favorite food or sweet if the diet is to ever work.
Dealing with the devil works the same way.
Our scripture for the today tells us we must resist the devil before he will leave us alone. He will not leave us alone because we have been saved, baptized, and attend a church. He will laugh at that notion and keep on coming.
Resisting is work and it is hard work. Most diets are hard work because you must resist something you crave, that favorite food or sweet.
Resisting the devil is hard work. The devil is not all-powerful like God is but he knows our weakness and that’s where he hits us, where we weak.
Resist” means “to take a stand against” the person of satan and his entire system, which includes everything he does and represents.
As Christians, we sometimes wrongly assume that satan is much more powerful than he really is. But if you understand James’s promise you will know you have abundant spiritual resources to handle satan’s temptations. Being humble before God doesn’t mean being weak before satan.
God enables you to stand firm and resist. You can resist the evil and he will flee from you as you draw near to God. Unfortunately, satan does not fear you or me but he trembles at the mention of the name of Jesus.