Mark 14:55-56 – Now the chief priests and the whole council were seeking testimony against Jesus to put him to death, but they found none. For many bore false witness against him, but their testimony against him, but their testimony did not agree.
Lord Jesus, I don’t think that people would have to look to far or think too hard at my life to accuse me of something. And they wouldn’t even have to lie. My kids especially wouldn’t, nor would my wife. They see me at my absolute worst. They get the absolute worst from me. I usually cover up and hide from people outside our house. They don’t see the full ugliness, though it is also certainly evident. They wouldn’t have to think too long of all my sins against them and against you. I’m thankful for your forgiveness and forgetfulness. It is undeserved, but they give it anyway; sometimes without me even asking for it. Lord Jesus, more than that I’m thankful for your spotless record. They couldn’t find anything against you, even when they lied about it. Because of your spotless record I am free and clear. There is nothing that you, O God, will find against me or on my record. There is nothing about which the Devil can rightly accuse me anymore. My record is clear and clean. And that means that today I don’t have to live as if I had to make up for all my past sins. I don’t have to work hard to have a clean record; it is already clean. It means that today I don’t have to make up for or atone for past sins. They have already been atoned for and forgiven. I am free and clear. I get to. Live without any guilt, any fear, any shame. Set me free – more and more – by this truth, Lord Jesus. Amen.