The devil - how it is overcome

A selection of verses telling us how to resist the devil.

1 Peter 5 verse 8

8 Be sober and self-controlled. Be watchful. Your adversary, the devil, walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

James 4 verses 7 - 8

7 Be subject therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners. Purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Ephesians 4 verses 26 - 27

26 “Be angry, and don’t sin.” Don’t let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 and don’t give place to the devil.

Ephesians 6 verse 11

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Later verses in this chapter tell us what the armour of God is:

Ephesians 6 verses 13 - 17

13 Therefore put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having the utility belt of truth buckled around your waist, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having fitted your feet with the preparation of the Good News of peace, 16 above all, taking up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

Jesus overcame the devil by remembering scriptures and resisting putting his desires before God’s commands.