God alone gives the power to defeat sin in your life

The Bible warns true Christians about the horrible dangers of sin:

“Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (I Peter 5:8 NIV)

The Bible commands us to whole-heartedly resist sin:

“Be alert and of sober mind…  Resist him, (the devil) standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.” (I Peter 5:8,9 NIV)

But the power to resist the devil never comes from us. It comes from God:

“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 11 To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.” (I Peter 5:10-11)

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