Devotion for Saturday, July 22, 2023

“Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night” (Revelation 12:10).

The one who accuses before God day and night will one day be forever cast out of God’s presence.  He won’t stop accusing, but so what?  The Lord already knows these things, Of course you stand before the Lord accused.  In many cases, rightly so.  Do not deny it but come to the Lord and receive the forgiveness He gives by grace and learn how to truly live.

Lord, why do I fear being accused?  When I am rightly accused, why do I fear making a confession?  You have come to save the lost, for the righteous do not need to be saved.  Yet because we live in the age of the accuser, where night and day we are accused, we, that is I, worry about the accusations.  Turn my ear to hear what You said from the cross, “Father, forgive them for they do not know what they do.”  Let me see and understand that I do not need to play the devil’s game.

Lord Jesus, I am guilty of reacting to the accusations of the wicked one and not acting according to the salvation You have given me.  I need what You alone give and what You alone can do.  Help me laugh at the devil, especially when I am accused of the obvious, but take seriously the salvation You have given me.  Help me to live honestly with myself and others.  Guide me in the way of truly righteous living.  Amen.