It looks like the devil is the biggest snitch in the universe. According to a verse from Revelation, he accuses us before God and probably takes great delight in doing so. He knows every temptation that we have surrendered to, and every sin we have committed. He just loves it when we give in and he glories in telling God how wicked, sinful, and unfaithful we are. As I say, the devil is the biggest informer in all of creation. He knows he is going down to the abyss and so he just wants to take as many unfortunate sinners with him as he possibly can.
Bible verse of the Day
Revelation 12:10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.
Jesus, however, in stark contrast to the devil, is the Supreme Advocate for His followers. He also knows all of our guilty secrets and shameful mistakes. He knows every wrong word we have spoken or deceitful deeds we have taken. He just loves it when He can stand before God and intercede on our behalf. He glories in telling God that we are one of His, no matter how wicked, sinful, and unfaithful we may have been. He is the greatest Advocate and Savior that the world can ever experience. He knows that He is going to enjoy God’s love and Kingdom forevermore, and so He just wants to take as many sinners with Him as He possibly can.
You see the difference? Well, for it to make a difference in our lives, we need to trust Jesus. We need to place our hearts and hopes, our lives and love, our future and faith into Christ’s Hands. We can’t justify our mistakes and sins before God. We don’t have that power or authority. But Christ does and He will use it effectively to restore us to God’s pleasure and to receive us into God’s Kingdom.
It’s His call to make and our choice to take – which one will we choose?
Prayer: Lord Jesus, You know us completely and yet You never let us go. You took up a cross and gave Your Life so that You could take away our sins and grant us eternity. Thank You for being our Advocate and Savior, our Lord and King. Help us to go out into the world today to encourage others to make that same commitment of faith and receive these blessings from You. In Your Holy Name, we pray. Amen.