15 November 2018
Jesus called the devil the murderer, deceiver and accuser. Encouragement is the opposite of accusation. Paul writes to Philemon:
“I am so delighted, and comforted, to know of your love; they tell me, brother, how you have put new heart into the saints.”
Each age has its difficulties, challenges and opportunities. Either we sit back – on the sidelines – and criticise. Or we get involved in the “game” and encourage our “teammates.”
The demonic accuses – the Holy Spirit encourages. He is the “paraclete” – the one called by our side.
Let’s receive him and put new heart into the saints!