Monday, September 6, 2010

daily text 9/6

Monday, September 6th, 2010
"The accuser of our brothers has been hurled down, who accuses them day and night before our God!" (Revelation 12:10)

Satan has in essence claimed that no human will stand up for God's sovereignty, that no one will serve Jehovah out of unselfish love. In front of a vast assemblage of spirit creatures, the Devil said to Jehovah: "Skin in behalf of skin, and everything that a man has he will give in behalf of his soul." (Job 2:4) Notice that Satan did not limit that slur to the righteous man Job but stated it as a general rule regarding mankind. He taunts Jehovah with the claim that Christians—including you—will not remain faithful. Satan claims that you would betray Jehovah in order to save your own skin. How do you feel about such charges being heaped upon you? Would you not welcome an opportunity to prove Satan a liar? By keeping your integrity, you can do just that. The issue of your integrity thus makes day-to-day conduct and choices quite important.
(Watchtower issue: 12/15/08, 1:10, 11)