Some people say that they are prisoners. But when I look at them, I do not see any prison bars. Other people say that they are carrying a heavy load. But I do not see that they are carrying anything.
These people are struggling with sin in their lives. The devil wants these people to be sad and depressed. He also wants these people to be angry and afraid. What is the answer for these people?
The answer is found in verses 7-8a of our Bible Reading today. “So give yourselves to God. Stand against the devil, and he will run away from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you.” When we give ourselves to God and ask for His forgiveness, then we can be near to Him. God will help us stand strong against the devil. And what happens next? The devil will run away from us!!
Submit to God today. Allow Him to forgive you and make you clean. Don’t follow the world. Instead, follow God and His Word.