Some of them were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they watched him closely to see if he would heal him on the Sabbath…He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts. Mark 3:2a,5a NIV
Mercy, mercy, mercy is the cry and prayer for the one who lives with an accusatory spirit. For Jesus, this group of people were primarily the Pharisees. They could literally “watch” a man’s hand be physically healed, and yet their heart became even more entrenched in hardness.
Satan is called “the accuser of the brethren” who comes to the throne to spew forth accusations about our character. Except for the blood of Christ, his words about us would carry much truth. But Satan is not our final judge! And, neither are we given the “seat and gavel” to judge others…until we go to reign with Christ.
Watching and waiting for someone to “mess up”, aligns our actions more closely with that of Satan. This attitude usually creeps into our lives after we have been offended by a person, and we are unwilling to forgive them. Then we watch for a time when they “get what’s coming”.
Let us forgive…let us ask for mercy…let us pray for healed hearts for those stuck in accusations.
Blessings, Love y’all