Resistance is Successful

Tambun Gediu was hunting squirrels in the jungle area of northern Malaysia when he was attacked by a tiger. He tried to climb a tree, but the beast dragged him back down. As he wrestled for his life, he cried out for help. His wife, Han Besau, heard his screams and ran to help him. She proceeded to beat the attacker over the head with a wooden soup spoon, and the tiger ran away. Tambun was treated in a hospital for lacerations on his face and legs. He says that the tiger surely would have killed him if his wife had not come to his rescue.

1 Pet.5:8-9 says, “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”

James 5:7 says, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

There’s the key—you have to submit yourself to God. Then, when you resist the devil, he will run away. And you don’t even need to beat him over the head with a soup spoon!

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