Life in Christ
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7 (ESV)
Satan had no authority over Adam and Eve until they allowed him and it is no different with you and I. We may have a human nature with a propensity to sin, but we are not puppets whose strings are held by a devil. We are children of God whose minds and hearts have been born again at the cross of Christ. Temptation is part of our nature but not our life in Christ.
We submit our life to the Lord because He keeps us close by His side and away from the Enemy’s reach. Jesus has already won the victory over the Tempter at the garden, in the palace, and on the cross.
Let’s pray today that we may stop entertaining temptations and start fleeing to the cross of Christ.