Bearing False Witness Against Ourselves

“…the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them night and day before our God” (Rev.12:10). “We can’t judge ourselves according to our feelings, for when we are tempted we’ll only see the smoke of distrustful thoughts…By false conclusions we may come to sin by bearing false witness against ourselves…In doing this, some Christians act as if they had been hired by Satan, the ‘accuser of the brethren,’ to plead for him in accusing themselves.”

Richard Sibbes