New Defender's Study Bible Notes
4:7 Resist the devil. The devil is far more intelligent and powerful than we are, so we cannot resist him in the strength of the flesh. Our example in combating Satan is the Lord Jesus, who defeated the devil’s temptations by citing appropriate passages from God’s Word (Matthew 4:1-11). Note also I Peter 5:8-10, urging us to resist the devil by being “steadfast in the faith,” not by compromising the faith.