Devotion – James 4

S – Therefore, submit to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded

James 4:7–8 CSB 

O – Simple outline on a daily walk with God.

  • Submit – Surrender or come under God’s authority.
  • Resist – Take a stand against the Devil.
  • He will flee – God’s nature in you repels the devil.
  • Draw near to God – Through relationship, take on more of God’s character
  • He will draw near to you – He is already there.

A – Simple outline does not equal a simple application.  We wrestle with ourselves and the devil daily.  Life circumstances also challenge us to draw near to God.  But when we overcome all the obstacles to take a step toward God, the result is fantastic.  We are in a relationship with an unlimited, all-knowing, all-powerful God who loves us and has a purpose for us.

R  – Lord, help me to do this today.