This is the being, then, whom we are commanded to resist.1. To live ignobly is, therefore, to live unworthy of your clearest possibilities. 'Stop! The race is slowly but surely forging ahead. The contest, as waged by every man and woman against evil, is no longer a heavy, dragging spiritless contest, but a brave and hopeful one. Man must "submit himself to God" as the God of providence. The same way with old Satan: he tempts us by first placing some trivial thing in our path; and if we offer no resistance, he suddenly attacks us with all his force, and overcomes us.LinksJames 4:7 NIVJames 4:7 NLTJames 4:7 ESVJames 4:7 NASBJames 4:7 KJVJames 4:7 Bible AppsJames 4:7 ParallelJames 4:7 Biblia ParalelaJames 4:7 Chinese BibleJames 4:7 French BibleJames 4:7 German BibleJames 4:7 CommentariesBible Hub, (1)Word of God. His power. We shall forsake our sins. (3) Next, own the justice of the penalty. But if he detects the least fear in his pursuer's movements, he will defend himself with great bravery. To THE PEOPLE OF GOD, "Submit yourselves unto God." To parley with him is to be conquered.1. Wherefore he may be compared to the crocodile who, as it is affirmed, fleeth away when a man turneth boldly unto him, but followeth very fiercely when he is not resisted. Invincible armour (Ephesians 6:10-18).III. That is not good reasoning. Denomination: Independent/Bible. Upon the edge of this terrible ability to resist God plant yourself, and behold the abyss at your feet.2. Out of this thought comes also what might be called the hopefulness of morality. whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. Only "resist evil," only stand firm, only try, and whatever of good you in your better moments crave will come to you, and abide with you, as the light of the sun to-day comes to the earth, elicting its manifold fruitage, and illuminating it from pole to pole. We do make headway. Mark again, whence is this armour to be obtained? We must "cleanse our hands" from the open sins of which our neighbors may be cognizant, and "purify our hearts" from those secret faults which are known only to God. Tried weapons. To each proposition of virtue and vice you finally say "Yes" or "No." It brings him out into the foreground as an agent. But if he detects the least fear in his pursuer's movements, he will defend himself with great bravery. In the next place, we must resist the devil "strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might." It is in the chambers of sickness; under the stroke of affliction; amidst the pinchings of want, the groans of pain, the pressures of infirmity; in grief, in misfortune; through gloom and horror — that it will be seen, whether we hold fast our hope, our confidence, our trust in God; whether this hope and confidence be able to produce in us resignation, acquiescence, and submission. In the waters of this assurance the dirtiest may wash and be cleansed. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. THE FLIGHT.1. A Christian's life is a most blessed one.(R. We can resist evil. It represents the highest form of courage which to them is possible — the power to say "No" to every form of temptation.(J. 4. This is the being, then, whom we are commanded to resist.1. Scripture: James 4:7. It’s God’s Word, his Message, his Royal Rule, that takes a beating in that kind of talk. For if thou dost not, neither dreams, nor visions, nor terrors, nor anything else can save thee. We must know the hypocrisy of the tongue. But there is no reason why, by care and effort — a careful placing of the feet, and keeping our powers well collected — we cannot make headway against it. In the next place, we must resist the devil constantly; because he is unceasing in his assaults, we are never safe from him, no, not for an instant, under any circumstances or in any place. LeBron James’ Final Messages For Trump Go Viral Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and President Donald Trump have been engaged in a lengthy feud for some time. The most effectual resistance we can make to him, therefore, is a constant and strenuous opposition to these — whichsoever of them we are conscious, from our experience, have most power within us. What a blessed privilege to us sinners to be allowed to approach to the holy, just, and merciful Jehovah! It was seen in the meek and placid spirit of Eli when rebuked for his remissness of parental authority, and the ephod was to be taken from his family, he exclaimed in words of exemplary resignation, "it is the Lord, let Him do as seemeth Him good." On some streams you can drift; but, in the rapids which plunge hellward, no man can lie on his back, and float; he must keep in quick nervous action, or sink.(W. He bids you trust His Son Jesus; will you do so or not? The most effectual resistance we can make to him, therefore, is a constant and strenuous opposition to these — whichsoever of them we are conscious, from our experience, have most power within us.