Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7 KJV)
We are submissive-bound creatures in a submissive-oriented world. God created us to submit to Him. Despite the fall of man and this sin-cursed world, that has not changed. We still have a basic need to submit to higher authority.
Most counselors will affirm this, however unintentional, when they say troubled youth need structure and boundaries. Children get messed up when those who represent authority neglect to enforce appropriate discipline and fail to demand proper submission to the rules. Although in a state of rebellion, these young people long for someone worthy of their submission. Thus gangs are formed.
Nevertheless, let’s back up here a minute. We all …
Prepare by reading, pondering, and praying about James 4:8.
See you in a twinkling,
Brenda K. Hendricks