James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you.
I’m struck by how complicated the life of a believer becomes with the reality of needing to submit [accept or yield], and at the same time resist [withstand the action or effect]. Submission and resistance are not as black and white as they may seem at first glance.
We all know our response to those complications is critical but sometimes the right choice slips by unnoticed in a world of gray. Ask the right questions. Comfort can make submitting to the wrong thing seem easy. Beware! We’ve all experienced the futility of wasting our energy resisting the “right” thing.
The right choice is all about the need to double √√ who you’re submitting to and who you’re resisting. Submit to the need to ask the right questions of the right person! Resist the lie this is a simple choice based on comfort or effort. “Come near to God and he will come near to you.”