This is the fourth of four posts on The Ways of the Enemy. We have seen that he is an opportunist and a counterfeit—claiming to be the way, the truth and life. This week we taking an overview look at some practical help to stand firm and resist the devil.
We want to live in peace, don’t we? Yet in our world we are surrounded by enemies. Almost daily they attack and kill. They are frightening, unpredictable, deadly.
Yet we have a more powerful, more sinister enemy who hates us and has a terrible plan for our lives. Because he is unseen, we tend to forget or ignore him. But we are warned and admonished in Scripture to be on the alert. We have seen that he is clever, looking for just the right moment, masquerading as good when, in fact, he is abominable.
Our natural tendency is to cringe in fear or to run and hide. God’s Word, though, tells us to do just the opposite: “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)
How do you resist the devil? Here are some simple but practical ways you can stand up to the demonic bully. Continue Reading