Accusations and Answers

In a low state of mind when I feel quite weak,                             (Ps. 69:2)

There’s a voice in my mind that will start to speak.                     (2 Cor. 11:3)

He accuses, and brings up all of my sins                                     (Rev. 12:10b, 12b)

And just like that, a battle begins.                                               (Eph. 6:12)


“A child of God you can’t possibly be.                                       (I John 3:10)

Just where are those good works we all should see?                     (Rom. 7:15-24)

The outside you might present fairly well,                                  (Matt. 23:25)

But of the inside there isn’t much good to tell!                            (Matt.23:28)

The thoughts of your heart should cause you much shame.          (Matt. 15:19)

How dare you let others call you by His name?

A Christian? That really could not be true.                                 (I John 3:6)

Let me tell you of all of the darkness in you.                               (Heidelberg Catechism, L.D. 2, Q&A 5)

You are proud, you are selfish, a hypocrite too.                           (Prov. 16:5; 1 Cor. 13:5; Matt. 7:4-5)

And to those of your church—if they only knew!

That the “good” you did them still had sin deep inside,                (Is. 64:6)

And it’s still there within, and from God it can’t hide.                 (Ps. 69:5)

What makes you think you’re a child of God?”

And to all this I simply begin to nod.                                          (Ps. 51:3; Ps. 40:12)


“All this is true, plus more than you said.                                    (Rom. 3:9-10)

The sins found in me are a deep, scarlet red.”                              (Ps. 51:4-5)

So these thoughts I take captive and bring to the Word                (2 Cor. 10:5)

For THIS is where the whole truth will be heard.                        (John 17:17)


“Lord, I come and I reason with Thee,                                      (Is. 1:18a)

My sins of deep crimson I know Thou dost see.                          (Ps. 11:4)

My iniquities rise and I’m brought very low.                               (Ps. 79:8)

Is it possible I too, Thy pardon can know?”                                 (John 8:10b-11a; Luke 18:13)


“The sins you commit are as scarlet, it’s true,                         (Rom 3:19-20)

But My child, you don’t end with looking at you.”                   (Matt. 1:21; Rom 6:23; Eph. 2:5)

He tenderly lifts up my head so I see                                          (Ps. 3:3)

The Lamb that was offered at Calvary.                                       (John 1:29)


“I know you can’t pay for your sins, precious one,             (Luke 17:10; Heidelberg Catechism, L.D. 5, QA 13)

And that is why I’ve sent forth My Son.                                      (John 3:17)

All of your sins, that you grieve when you see,                         (Rom. 7:23-24)

Have been blotted out and washed completely.                        (Ps. 103:10-12)

Thou art all fair My love, there is no spot in thee.                     (Song 4:7)

When I look at you I see a reflection of Me.          (Zech. 13:9; Rom. 8:29; Col. 3:10; 1 Cor. 15:49; 2 Cor. 3:18)

My work, it transforms you, it makes all things new.                 (2 Cor. 5:17)

You’re clean, every whit,” says the Faithful and True.               (Joh. 13:10; Rev. 19:11)


I weep with relief and with joy in my heart                                 (2 Cor. 9:15)

And return to tell that voice from the start,                                 (Mat. 4:4a; Heb. 10:22-23)

“My Father is just, but that is not all.                                          (Ps. 101:1)

He is merciful when on Jesus I fall.                                            (Neh. 9:31)

My sins have been paid for, they’re no longer there.                    (1 Cor. 6:11; Is. 1:18b)

My burden is lifted, no more must I bear.                                    (Is. 53:4-5; Matt. 11:28-30)

What God says is true. Your words do not stand.           (1 Joh. 3:20; Heidelberg Catechism, L.D. 23, Q&A 60)

Your accusing can’t pluck me out of His hand.”                         (Joh. 10:29)


And at this, the Accuser was no longer heard.                             (Jam. 4:7)

The doubts and the taunts can’t speak back to His Word.            (Matt.4:11a)

To the chosen of God, no charge can be lain,                              (Rom. 8:33-34)

For the answer is settled in the Lamb that was slain.       (Heidelberg Catechism, L.D. 15, Q&A 39; Joh. 19:30