Sunday, October 14, 2007

Embracing Accusation

So, after about a month of listening to it, the new Shane and Shane CD is great! There is one song in particular, lately, that has really given me much encouragement. It's called "Embracing Accusation" (much thanks to Aaron for pointing it out.) Here are some of the lyrics:

"Father of lies...saying,
'cursed are the ones who can’t abide.'
He’s right, hallelujah, he’s right.
The devil is preaching the song of the redeemed,
that I am cursed and gone astray.
I cannot gain salvation...
Embracing accusation.

The devil’s singing over me an age old song
that I am cursed and gone astray
Singing the first verse so conveniently over me,
he’s forgotten the refrain...
Jesus Saves!"
Being very aware of my sin this week, despair began sinking in. The self-talk is very loud, "David, you are so messed up. How can you call yourself a Christian?" Thankfully, the Truth of the gospel hit me in a very fresh way through the words of this song. I am so grateful, not that I do sin, but that sin gives me the privilege of relying fully on Christ for redemption. Man, how freeing it is to know that my sin has nothing to do now with my standing before God. My salvation is already secured in Christ's redeeming work.

So, next time, when "Satan tempts you to despair and tells you of the guilt within," remember that "God the just is satisfied, to look on Christ and pardon you."


  1. Good words. Reminds me a bit of Luther's line: "We are beggars this is true."

  2. I have been really moved by that song as well...when I heard it for the first time in concert, I thought, how can we sing a song about Satan and give him so much air time, but at the end, I had goose bumps for the dramatic "JESUS SAVES!"...the more I've listened, I've found that song really speaks to me and how ironic it is that the enemy himself can preach truth to us..."Cursed are the ones who can't abide, he's right".....the important part is to study the Word and spend time with Jesus so that we are aware of the parts that he leaves out......know Christ and know what it means to abide in Him and Him in me!! So, that's what I plan to spend my time on....amen brother, and thank you for introducing me to Shane and Shane...... ;)

  3. I love it bro. How quickly I can forget that my righteousness is not based in my works. Also, you are a great golf partner.