Ah…. such a needed reminder that I gleaned from an emailed devotion: Trust in God, wait on Him, and listen to what He will have come from your own mouth in times of trouble, fed from your heart… Don’t let the devil get a foot in your mouth or your heart. Let the Lord flow…
The song that just popped in my head, after I was thinking about something stressful was not a praise song but a true song: Talking heads: “Stop Making Sense”… Meaning FOCUS ABOVE and not trying to make sense of this world, situations in this world, and people in this world…
Stop making sense and instead taking advice FROM the Lord. To quote below: “By submitting ourselves humbly to God each day, and realizing that He is our Deliverer from evil, we are humbly admitting that we cannot oppose the enemy in our own strength. We are proclaiming that we ONLY have the ability to resist the devil in and through the power of Christ.”
The Daily Dose – Resist, and he will Flee! 2/24/2021
Good Morning, How are you doing with resisting the devil?
James 4:7-10 “Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”
It is not coincidental that in James 4:6 that he first begins the guidance on resisting with talking about God opposing the proud and being humble instead. By submitting ourselves humbly to God each day, and realizing that He is our Deliverer from evil, we are humbly admitting that we can not oppose the enemy in our own strength. We are proclaiming that we only have the ability to resist the devil in and through the power of Christ. 6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded”. James 4:6-8
Jesus is telling us not to worry in Luke and stand firm in our faith. In other words, we should be resting in His faithfulness to us and He will supply us with all we need to defeat our adversaries.14 “But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. 15 For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict. 16 You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. 17 All men will hate you because of me. 18 But not a hair of your head will perish. 19 By standing firm you will gain life.” Luke 21:14-16
Lord, please pull us into a deeper and more intimate walk with You. Please do not allow us to become proud and deliver us from evil. In Jesus name we pray, Amen
Have another powerful and prosperous day of resisting the devil as you serve others in the workplace and at home!
Bob Bennett Real Men Ministries
“Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.” — Philippians 2:3