Joshua stood before The Lord awaiting the sentence. He had just been put on trial, prosecuted by Satan himself. As he anxiously awaits the verdict he knows it doesn’t look good. The arguments made against him were valid. He had made many mistakes in the past.
His head dropped as he realized that his future hung in the balance and that his end was coming up short.
Satan was silenced as the Judge spoke, “This man will not be tried based on who he once was.”
The sentence was given: freedom to move forward.
Joshua’s head jerked up as he stared at the Judge.
“Joshua has been forgiven of all his past sin. I no longer hold him accountable. He has been awarded a fresh start.”
Satan stood beside Joshua defeated.
Joshua stood before The Lord sinless, without fault.
And in this we see a picture of ourselves.
Christian, remember that when Satan stands beside you, buffeting you, that Jesus is standing before you, calling you to freedom. He no longer holds you accountable for past sin. Don’t allow the Naysayer deter you from living a life of victory.
Reach out to Jesus instead of falling into step with the enemy.