CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
“Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” (James 4:7-8). Jesus Christ has defeated the grave. He has already crushed Satan under His feet. Satan is in such a state of defeat that all we have to do to make him flee out of our lives is simply resist him! We don’t have to fight and struggle with him, or engage in endless spiritual warfare; when we push back, he runs for the exits.
James also exposes the secret to intimacy with God: draw near to Him, and He will draw near to you. So many people are waiting for God to initiate a love relationship with us, when the truth is He already has! God sent His Only Son to die on the Cross for us, so that we could be restored to right relationship with Him. Then, He filled us with His Holy Spirit. How much closer can He get?!
Father, help me to resist the devil, and to draw near to You. I know that You will meet me, wherever I am, as soon as I turn to You! Thank You for Your unfailing love.