James 4:7 (ESV)
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Charles Spurgeon preached a sermon on this verse, January 30th, 1876. Here are a few words from that sermon.
“I desire to whisper one little truth in your ear, and I pray that it may startle you: You are submitting even now. You say, ‘Not I; I am lord of myself.’ I know you think so, but all the while you are submitting to the devil.“