Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 NIV
To submit ourselves to God means to have complete trust in Him. He knows our needs and challenges. The plans He has for us will lead us to eternal life. We must place our pride and self-interest into His control. Therefore, we will have the power to resist the devil. Christ had victory over the devil in the wilderness, and we can, too, through submission and faith in Him.