My friends, be more concerned with your character than your reputation,
Because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what people think you are.
The name given to Christ’s followers at Antioch, Christians ( Acts11:26), Reflected their conversion and allegiance to him .
The names given to Lucifer after his fall reflect his character. Satan is one of those names. It means adversary, or oppose.
His curse is revealed in the fact that he went from Lucifer, meaning shining one, to a name meaning adversary, the one who opposes everyone and everything associated with God.
When you rebel against God, it will always affect your character. When you oppose God, you are not the same person you used to be. That’s why being right with God is so important.
Rebellion changes your character.
Lucifer had lost his brilliance and his righteousness, so he got a name that reflected his fallen status. The devil’s nature is revealed in the great contest of Job ( 1:2 ). By accusing Job of serving God for gain, Satan was slandering both Job’s character and God’s character.
Remember, everything our enemy does is ultimately directed at God. The devil hates God and wants to do anything he can to injure God’s reputation so that he does not get the glory due him. The devil can’t touch God so he seeks to destroy God’s glory by attacking His people. This is why the devil is regularly in God’s presence, accusing and slandering the saints to hinder God’s glory and keep us from being Blessed.
The Devil has taken the roll of prosecutor, bringing charges against us before God, accusing us of all sorts of things, slandering us and God. The great thing is that we have a defense attorney, Jesus Christ, to defend us by pleading his blood ( 1 John 2:1 ). The sad thing is how often we fail and do wrong things that give substance to the devil’s accusations. So when the Bible calls our enemy the devil,