Verse of the Day

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Satan our Accuser; Christ our Advocate

  • The conquered enemy [satan] hates the presence of God, yet he is willing to appear there, to accuse the people of God.
  • Let us take heed that we give him no cause to accuse us; and that, when we have sinned, we go before the Lord, condemn ourselves, and commit our cause to Christ as our Advocate.

Matthew Henry, Matthew Henry Concise Bible Commentary, WORDsearch CROSS e-book, Under: "Chapter 12".

  • The real means of the dragon's overthrow was the atoning work of Christ; his people share that victory as they confess their faith in the gospel and bear witness to it through their word and deeds.
D. A. Carson et al., New Bible Commentary: 21st century edition, (Leicester, England: Inter-Varsity Press, 1994), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 1442.

  • But at Christ's coming as our Redeemer, he fell from heaven, especially when Christ suffered, rose again, and ascended to heaven. When Christ appeared before God as our Advocate, Satan, the accusing adversary, could no longer appear before God against us, but was cast out judicially (Rom 8:33, 34).
Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, David Brown, A Commentary: Critical, Experimental, and Practical on the Old and New Testaments, (Toledo, OH: Jerome B. Names & Co., 1884), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, Under: "Chapter 12".

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