But it need not be that way. A one time commitment to serve God to the fullest extent of the persons most sincere commitment. (But) resist the devil.—The hardest advice of all, to a man reliant on himself, is submission to any, more especially to the Unknown. In Genesis 39:10-12 it speaks of Joseph fleeing the Devil - "Got him out" - he didn"t stand around praying about the situation, he didn"t sit down beside her to challenge the Devil, he ran as fast as he could from the situation. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG), The Message Bible, Compact Soft leather-look, tan, NIV and The Message Side-by-Side Bible, Two Bible Versions Together for Study and Comparison, Large Print, The Message, Numbered Edition, Personal Size, with Topical Concordance, The Message Devotional Bible LeatherLike, Brown, My First Message: A Devotional Bible for Kids, The Message Compact Bible, Teal and Brown Python. You’ll need buckets for the tears when the crash comes upon you. Note that the devil is a real being who can be resisted. Quit playing the field. Sorry, an error was encountered while loading comparison. June 25, 2015 by Josh “So let God work his will in you. They sound like military commands and reflect how seriously James viewed double-mindedness. Faith, prayers, and heavenly wisdom are the weapons of resistance. 1. Your money is corrupt and your fine clothes stink. Resist the devil and he will flee from you ... John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, υποταγητε αντιστητε εγγισατε καταρισατε αγνισατε ταλαιπωρησατε πεντησατε κλαυσατε μετατραπητω ταπεινωτητε, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. Your email address will not be published. While the devil "flees" he also comes back from time to time (Luke 4:13). 2) Christians have all the power and authority from God to resist him and make him run away from us. In the context, submission to God involves the acknowledgment that the world doesn"t have the answers, the world can"t provide for our true needs and the world is wrong. So let God work his will in you. "Commentary on James 4:7". The fun and games are over. Satan loves for people to believe that because it leaves them powerless against him. "Man must resist (stand against) Satan, or be taken captive by him. We live as sojourners in an enemy kingdom. Even though we know the truth of this from God’s Word (1 Pt 5:8), we mostly don’t realize it is happening. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". "Commentary on James 4:7". Camp – blogger, author and now podcaster, What it means to be a “relevant” Christian today…. As Christians we are largely unaware of at least two things: 1) Satan is constantly on the attack. Quit playing the field. To truly combat satan and live victoriously on planet earth in the present age while satan, though beaten, still has the power to harm God’s children who are unaware, we need to heed James’ instructions. "Commentary on James 4:7". I might add that Colossians 3:18 uses this same word in the context of wives submitting to their husbands - rather puts a new light on that passage to see "submit" being what it is here in James. This might entail that "supposed" Spirit whelming that some speak of that accompanies their commitment to Him. Say a quiet yes to God and he’ll be there in no time. God is in charge of deciding human destiny. Sorry, an error was encountered while loading the book. We are to be obedient to His commands, His will and His desire. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG), NIV and The Message Side-by-Side Bible, Two Bible Versions Together for Study and Comparison, Bonded Leather, Black, Large Print, NIV and The Message Side-by-Side Bible, Two Bible Versions Together for Study and Comparison, Large Print, The Message Bible, Dusty Rose Floral Large Print Leather-Look. viii. Resisting the devil and submitting to God demands that we get off the fence (1 Kings 18:21). He will flee - a promise of God: he shall flee worsted, as he did from Christ. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/james-4.html. As Christians we are largely unaware of at least two things: 1) Satan is constantly on the attack. "Stanley Derickson - Notes on Selected Books". We are not of this world, but we are in it for a time as God’s ambassadors (2 Cor 5:20). James 4:8. There must be no parleying with him, no yielding to him... 2. BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. Resist the Devil, who by filling you with pride and anger, seduces you to use unholy methods to spread your religion." Prepare Ahead: Be sure to have enough candies for your children. Your Faithlife account signs you in to all our sites. Live life how God has called us to: for Him first and alone. 1974. The reason that we yield to temptation is not the devil, but rather our own failure to trust God. As God's children, who are saved by grace through faith in Christ, we can walk in spirit and truth OR we can live our life in the lust of the flesh. Get serious, really serious. "Commentary on James 4:7". Get serious, really serious. Read full chapter 1897-1910. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. Submit yourselves therefore to God - so ye shall be among "the humble" (James 4:6; also James 4:10; 1 Peter 5:6). Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament. It’s a shame because we can actually resist the devil. 1. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. Perhaps his greatest lie is that he cannot be resisted. 7-10 So let God work his will in you. 1 Samuel 3:18 And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. Copy. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. (Witham). This is both hard and profound, and it is also true. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/sdn/james-4.html. James 4:7 “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Quit playing the field. To CHRISTIANS: You’re currently not helping, A new interview with Kenneth A. b. "and he will flee from you"-The devil isn"t all-powerful and neither can he simply overwhelm us. James 4:7-10. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. "Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." 5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? Get down on your knees before the Master; it’s the only way you’ll get on your feet. The fun and games are over. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Required fields are marked *. There can be no armistice, no terms of amnesty offered…..It is important to observe that we resist Satan only by a total rejection of his efforts. which is parallel to the one before us, is prefaced by the words. Sorry, an error was encountered while loading part of the book. Ephesians 4:27; Ephesians 6:11). It was the devil that tempted Christ. To me the clear implication of this verse is that we resist the Devil by submitting to God. James 4:7 Context. It is assumed, rather, that the devil will do the attacking" (Kent p. 149) (1 Peter 5:8 "prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour"). "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". "Commentary on James 4:7". Ver. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. James 4:7-10 ~ The Message. One dictates the other. One who yields, even in the slightest degree, takes a step that may eventually lead to complete surrender" (Woods pp. d. Yet others suggest, turning down his every advance. Say a quiet yes to God and he’ll be there in no time. 2 Kings 1:13-15 And he sent again a captain of the third fifty with his fifty. Resist the devil and he will flee from you". Husband, Father, Web Designer, Blogger and Aspiring Podcaster ~ My family and I live in the North Texas area, enjoying together time, being involved with church and taking pictures of our kids in the bluebonnets. 5 1-3 And a final word to you arrogant rich: Take some lessons in lament. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, Resist the devil, and he will flee from you -. The statement of the basic demand (James 4:7) ESV Submit yourselves therefore to God. 2. Connect with us online. Quit dabbling in sin. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. A half-hearted devotion to God won"t stand up under the devil"s attacks. He exhorts us to meekness and purity, spirituality and sincerity and warns against envy and strife, boasting and deceit.. and James gives us various steps to achieving a spiritual walk.. including submission to God; drawing near to our heavenly Father; humbling … https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/james-4.html. Get down on your knees before the Master; it’s the only way you’ll get on your feet. Your greedy luxuries are a cancer in your gut, destroying your life from within. Yell a loud. I. Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, καὶ ὁ διάβολος εἱστήκει ἐκ δεξιῶν αὐτοῦ τοῦ ἀντικεῖσθαι αὐτῷ, πρὸς τὸ δύνασθαι ὑμᾶς στῆναι πρὸς τὰς μεθοδίας τοῦ διαβόλου, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, "Submit therefore to God.