We have too many casual Christians who dabble in everything but are not committed to anything. They have a nodding acquaintance with a score of subjects but are sold on nothing. “Of course I’m interested in church—but with my club and my lodge and my golf and my bridge and my stamp collecting and my ceramics and my African violets, I just can’t get too excited about religion.” Our Lord had no place in His program for casual disciples. It was all or nothing.
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). You have to say “yes” to God first before you can effectively say “no” to the devil.