Have you ever been falsely accused for something that appears to others as being wrong?
It’s a very hurtful pill to swallow! Because in your mind you know the truth, but in their mind, they know the truth! … how do we repair these types of scenarios… or can we?
Do we try to do what others want just to keep the peace?
Do we pervert our own convictions to appease others?
Do we do the blame game and call others out as being mean and control freaks?
Do we hold it in and cause a bitter root to blossom?
Unfortunately, in this case we have all been on both sides of the fence. There is no easy answer, but there is a sure solution.
Luke 6:28 says, “Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.”
Matthew 5:44 says, “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you..”
Brother James says, “count it all joy when you meet trials of various kinds.”
We have an advocate who was falsely accused – the ultimate accusation and punishment was placed on HIM so that we can overcome and repent of such trials. YESHUA has left us the example to follow.
Today, if we have the courage, let’s choose to pray and repent of being falsely accused or falsely accusing. Remember some of HIS famous first words while on the stake…
“FATHER FORGIVE THEM FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO.”
Saying all that to say this….. May we condense our focus to the weightier matters of Torah and stop majoring on other’s faults. What about dying to our own fleshly desires and not allowing our thoughts and speech to be insulting to our MASTER while murdering our brother with ill words. Instead, let’s look to them who are in need…. I cannot think of any as helpless than widows, orphans, poor and hopeless who are trying to make life work in a war zone.
Please remember to pray for those in harm’s way in the land of Israel… the widow, orphan and victims of terror.
In HIS Shalom,
The Lydia Project coordinator