SATURDAY, JANUARY 13
Scripture: James 4:6-7
James was a disciple of Christ. He was there and lived through the actual experience of the Sermon on the Mount. James walked with Jesus and would we ever have contradicted James? This is what James 4:6-7 says, “But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: ‘God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.’ Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and He will flee from you.” Therefore, (anth-his-tay-mee) submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you. James taught that we are to submit to God and then we resist satan and he will flee from us. James taught the active resistance toward the enemy not turn-the-other-cheek. We are to take a stand against him. We are to reach up and grab him by the throat and pull him out of position, and then spoil his goods. Jesus taught that in Matthew 12. How is it that the disciples understood Jesus but we are a little slow to get it? Maybe we never took the time to follow anth-his-tay-mee all the way through the New Testament and reach for the balanced picture of what the Bible really teaches. If we had done that we would have saved ourselves losing seven mountains.