Satan Continually Condemns – Devotional for Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Spiritual growth requires the recognition that we are sinners deserving of damnation. That only a loving God provides a means of salvation that we do not deserve. If we never come to that realization, sometimes described as “coming to the Cross,” we can never benefit from salvation. Salvation requires a recognition that we need divine intervention. 
For those humble enough to come to that realization, Satan make work their minds trying to convince the sinner that he is so unworthy of salvation, that such salvation can not be real. Such happened to Brother Lawrence. He said he had been long troubled in mind from a certain belief that he should be damned. All the men in the world could not have persuaded him to the contrary. This trouble of mind lasted four years, during which time he suffered greatly. 
This is the point we should strive for: that we act out of love for God no matter what God should do or not do for us. It is an attitude like that of Job, who refused to curse God no matter what God allowed to happen to him. 
Condemnation does not come from God. 1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. Romans 8:1 

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