Submit & Resist
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7)
Sometimes we make it harder than it has to be. The "good life", that is - the life God wants us to have. Do you find yourself struggling to do what you know is right? I do. So did the apostle Paul (read Romans 7:14-17). But James gives some very direct, very simple advice - submit to God and resist the devil. Have you tried this? Did it work for you? (click "add comment")
God loves us. He wants the best for us. Do we believe he can make it happen? Then we must submit to Him. And when temptation comes, we must resist it. Let's commit this verse to memory and live it out!
Author: Mark Dwyer
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Brett Lilly - Campus Pastor at Compass Church (95th campus), husband, father