Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Submit and resist are the actions for overcoming the entrapments, snares, wiles and schemes of the devil. “Submit,” here, is a military word. A private recognizes who’s in charge, and it’s not him, but the general.
Resistance is modeled by Jesus in His temptations. He counters every satanic lie with the truth of God’s Word. God’s promise is that the devil will scamper away from you as fast as possible when he sees Christ over you and collides with God’s truth within you.