RESIST the devil…
It is such a simple statement yet a very powerful one and God has included much more in these few verses to guide us.
However, having done these things, we can be confident that if we: RESIST the devil…he will FLY from us.
James 4:7-10 (William Tyndale’s New Testament, 1534)
James 4:7 Submit yourselves to God and resist the devil and he will fly from you.
James 4:8 Draw nigh to God and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands ye sinners and purge your hearts ye wavering minded.
James 4:9 Suffer afflictions: sorrow ye and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to heaviness.
James 4:10 Cast down yourselves before the Lord and he shall lift you up.
Same verses from the King James Bible:
James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God: resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you: cleanse your hands ye sinners, and purify your hearts ye double minded.
James 4:9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
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