d. Yet others suggest, turning down his every advance. Call us at 888-634-2038. College Press, Joplin, MO. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/james-4.html. Knowling quotes an interesting parallel in Hermas, Mand., xii. Your greedy luxuries are a cancer in your gut, destroying your life from within. Get serious, really serious. Purify your inner life. We believe that all are missionaries and are called somewhere, even to your own backyard and especially to your family. BibliographyZerr, E.M. "Commentary on James 4:7". James 4:7 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] James 4:7, NIV: "Submit yourselves, then, to God.Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." The exhortation to the worldly (James 4:7–12) 1. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/james-4.html. "Commentary on James 4:7". And he … 2 Samuel 15:26 But if he thus say, I have no delight in you; behold, here am I, …. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. If we are properly submitted to God, we automatically are resisting the Devil. God is in charge of deciding human destiny. Quit dabbling in sin. Connect with us online. Required fields are marked *. Purify your inner life. Perhaps his greatest lie is that he cannot be resisted. The degree to which you do this will determine your experience of the “abundant life” (Jn 10:10) and the “easy yoke” (Mt 11:30) promised by Christ. You’re supposed to be honoring the Message, not writing graffiti all over it. He whispers a lie or accusation, we listen to the thought, our emotions get triggered, we react to these satanic emotions, and we sin. Get down on your knees before the Master; it’s the only way you’ll get on your feet. Ten aorist imperatives in James 4:7-10 demand decisive action. which is parallel to the one before us, is prefaced by the words. Resisting the devil and submitting to God demands that we get off the fence (1 Kings 18:21). Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. Surrender to God is the path of life everlasting. Get serious, really serious. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". You’ll need buckets for the tears when the crash comes upon you. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. Submit yourselves calls for a voluntary act on the part of Prayer of Manasseh , else his pride will come up against the resistance of God. 1897-1910. “Casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He careth for you,” and followed by the words, “And the God of all grace … shall Himself perfect, stablish, strengthen you”. The concept of self-denial is at the heart of Paul's teaching on submission to God: We have died with Christ and must sacrifice our lives for Him. Sorry, an error was encountered while loading comparison. But it need not be that way. BibliographyDunagan, Mark. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/sdn/james-4.html. 2 Kings 1:13-15 And he sent again a captain of the third fifty with his fifty. And the passage in 1 Peter 5:6 ff. Quit playing the field. James 4:7-10 The Message (MSG) 7-10 So let God work his will in you. Your Faithlife account signs you in to all our sites. "Submit yourselves therefore to God" has some serious implications for the believer. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. κύριε, καὶ τὰ δαιμόνια ὑποτάσσεται ἡμῖν ἐν τῷ ὀνόματί σου. The reason that we yield to temptation is not the devil, but rather our own failure to trust God. To the will of God, with respect to worldly things, and be content with such things as are enjoyed, and be satisfied with the portion that is allotted; it is right and best for the people of God to leave themselves with him, to choose their inheritance for them, since by all their anxious cares, their striving and struggling, their impatient desires, wars and fightings, as … "Submit," as a good soldier puts himself in subjection to his captain. Sorry, you don't have permission to view that book. We live as sojourners in an enemy kingdom. ESV Submit yourselves therefore to God. The word "flee" also suggests that the devil simply doesn"t have the stomach for the Christian who is completely depending upon God. Submit means to put yourself under, or to be obedient. 5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? 1 Samuel 3:18 And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. The passive voice is also of interest in that the passive normally indicates that the subject is being acted upon by something without. a. Salvation. 1859. The authoritative message of Scripture (James 4:5a) c. The divine response to the worldly (James 4:5b–6) (1) The yearning of the Spirit (James 4:5b–6a) (2) The verification from Scripture (James 4:6b) B. Might we understand this to mean that the Devil knows the power of a submitted Christian? 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. Get your church set-up with online giving, sermon streaming, and more in under 24 hours. 1952. The submission in this case would be that decision to believe in God. Purify your inner life. James 4:7-8 So let God work his will in you. ", Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. “The Devil,” says the strange old book called The Shepherd of Hermas, “can tight, but he cannot conquer; if, therefore, thou dost withstand him, he will flee from thee, beaten and ashamed.”. 2 Timothy 2:22 relates well "Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.". Get serious, really serious. To me the clear implication of this verse is that we resist the Devil by submitting to God. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/znt/james-4.html. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. b. 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. If a disciple will put up that kind of fight he is assured of victory over the enemy. 1871-8. II. 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"). This submission involves our whole being including our minds and thoughts (Romans 8:7). (7) Submit yourselves therefore to God. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. This might entail that "supposed" Spirit whelming that some speak of that accompanies their commitment to Him. James contrasts the gracious wisdom of God with the foolish 'wisdom' of the world, and calls Christians to be spiritually-minded and not carnally-minded. of the Twelve Patriarchs, Naphth. “So let God work his will in you. By registering for an account, you agree to Faithlife’s, So let God work his will in you. 7-10 So let God work his will in you. Others suggest prayer, and often have little catch phrases as "plead the blood" and "set a circle of protection" etc., but the passage seems to dwell on submit. ", "Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. That means that most of the world is playing by a set of rules dictated by the enemy. Satan will flee when you resist. Share 5 1-3 And a final word to you arrogant rich: Take some lessons in lament. Sorry, an error was encountered while loading the book. BibliographyNicol, W. Robertson, M.A., L.L.D. 4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Get serious, really serious. The call to return to God (James 4:7–10) a.