“Submit yourselves, the, to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”-James 4:7

Temptation is something that each of us battle on a daily basis.  We have an enemy who is doing everything he can to make us fail, but there is an answer.  Today’s verse tells us to submit ourselves to God and the devil will flee from us.

1 Peter 5:8-9 tells us that the devil is like a roaring lion who is looking for someone to devour.  In the animal kingdom it is the weakest animal that falls prey before the others.  In our relationship with the Lord those of us who have not given everything to God, or submitted, will suffer the same fate.  This is not to say that none of us will mess up, because we will at some point, but the longer we resist the better chance we have.  Is there some part of your life that you have not submitted to God?  Maybe it is your career, finances, or time?  Pray this morning and ask God to take it over.  By submitting ourselves to God the devil will flee for weaker prey.

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