Satan, the accuser of the brethren, seldom rests. He accuses us about the past. He accuses us about the present. He accuses us about our future. He’ll even accuse us about reading the Bible.
But if we have been regenerated, born again by the Spirit of God, then Christ has paid the price for our sins and we have Jesus as our Divine Attorney.
And if you’re not sure that describes you, the Good News is … you can be (Rom. 6.23, 10.9-10, 13; 1 Jn. 5.13)!
And if he’s accusing you about falling behind or missing some days in your Bible reading … or if you’ve just joined us, simply start with today. All Scripture is profitable, no matter where you start (2 Tim. 3.16).
Joshua 19 & 20
Joshua 19 & 20:
Cities of Refuge
Chapter 20 talks about the cities of refuge where someone accused of murder or manslaughter could run for safety until a judge could decide their fate. Otherwise their accuser might decide to take justice into his own hands.
Our next reading, Psalm 46, reminds us that God Himself is our Refuge from Satan, our accuser (Rev. 12.10). Revelation 12 tells us that he accuses us day and night, sometimes in the throne room of God, as he did with Job, and sometimes he’s that unrelenting voice in our own minds. Continue reading