Submit yourselves the, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."NIV
"Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."KJV
What does it mean to submit? It is an action word that means turning over all our own power and authority to another. The Word instructs us to submit to God. There is all wisdom in taking this action if we take a moment to think about the consequences of doing so. The devil is totally powerless under the authority of the almighty God. If we are submitted to God, we are resisting the devil, because he cannot deceive us or lead us astray with his subtle tactics. We are protected under the total authority of God. If we insist on being our own authority, we leave ourselves open targets for the enemy.
Heavenly Father, it is not an easy thing to turn over all our own power and authority. As humans we want to have control over ourselves. It is so comforting and secure to know that giving You all authority and power over us keeps the devil and his tactics away from us. For this we thank You and give You all the praise. Help us to submit ourselves to You, in the name of Jesus' we pray, Amen.