Matthew 5:11- “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Have you ever been falsely accused? I can say that we all have at one point or another in our life. If you haven’t,KEEP LIVING! Life has a way of proving itself over and over again!!
As I journey through my days, many times, I hear stories from people who have been falsely accused in one way or another.
False accusations is nothing new. We know that false accusation is a part of life and it will at one point come to all of us. Our key concern about false accusation is, What do we do when we are unfairly accused?
1 Peter 4:12 gives us a way to help penetrate the sting of false accusation. We must expect to be falsely accused by the adversary because of Christ. Therefore, when it happens, we are told by God through Peter- Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you. In other words, when you already know the devices of the enemy, you will know how to guard your heart. We must expect persecution as Christians. NO DOUBT ABOUT IT! MUST JESUS BARE THE CROSS ALONE AND ALL THE WORLD GO FREE? NO, IT WON’T HAPPEN! conforming to the likeness of Christ is also conforming to His sufferings also.
You can’t control what people do to you or what they say about you, but we can control how we respond to their accusation. That is exactly what God wants us to work on, our response to other people’s actions against us. Many bible characters were falsely accused. Let’s look at the false accusations that were thrown against them.
David: Proved himself to have courage and integrity, but was falsely accused by King Saul (who was insecure and jealous) of trying to dethrone him.
Job, in the midst of his loss, pain and suffering, was accused by his friends of sinning against God as the reason for his circumstances.
If you are familiar with the stories of these people, you know that God worked out their situations for good.
One thing about the truth. You do not have to prove it, It always prevails!!!
GOD BLESS AND DO TELL THE LORD THANK YOU FOR YOUR ACCUSER IS ALREADY DEFEATED!! CHRIST DEFEATED HIM OVER 2K YEARS AGO!
I love you all with the love of Christ.