Peace of Resistance

Again today, I heard one of the most misquoted verses in the new testament. James 4:7 – “Resist the devil and he shall flee from you.”  Yes, that is very important, but that’s only part of the verse.


The whole verse says “Submit yourselves to God, resist the devil and he shall flee from you.”  People think we can fight off the ways of the devil by ourselves and we just can’t do it. He’s too powerful and his ways are too subtle. We can’t fight this battle alone.


The Bible teaches us in Ephesians 6 to “Put on the full armor of God.”  Christ and His angels are there ready for battle, but here we are thinking we can do it ourselves. We have so much that our Heavenly Father wants to give us and we don’t even ask for it.


Like the scripture says, submit yourself to God. Once you show the enemy whose side you are on, you’ve already got the victory.