Pathway to Victory
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Throughout our Christian life, we will have temptations, old habits trying to creep back into our life, and ultimately the devil pulling at us trying to get us away from God and back into the sinful world. The devil cannot take our salvation away from us, but he can cause us to be drawn away from the Lord by enticing us with sin. However, through His grace, God gives us the pathway to victory in our lives through these verses. Now, it doesn't mean the devil won't try to tempt us anymore because he even tempted the Son of God in the wilderness, but Jesus used Scripture to defeat the devil. God's Word gives us the wisdom we need to have victories in our life. You can see the victory of God in your life when you humble yourself, submit yourself to Him, resist the devil, draw nigh to God, and purify your heart. Don't allow the devil to have any part of your life, even by allowing yourself to be controlled by sin that might be in your life. All the devil needs is just a tiny little part of your life, and then he will use that to draw you away from God little by little. We must always be sober, on guard, and continuing to daily draw closer to the Lord. It's one thing to know what the Bible says, but it's another to apply it to our lives. Don't allow yourself to be controlled by sin in your life, but rather let the Word of God have the control by daily reading it, meditating on it, memorizing it, and applying it to your life.
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