Lies About You

by Mark T. Hancock · 0 comments

Jerusalem was rife with drama as the Man was brought before the authorities.  False accusations and lies were thrust at Him, “But Jesus kept silent.”

Defending one’s self has become somewhat of a right.

Much of the time our words are used to create, correct, or restore our own public image.  It can be difficult to resist the temptation to defend ourselves, to explain ourselves, or to return a barb.

But only in our silence will God speak.

How much do we trust God?  Will we let Him speak in the silence?  Or will we fill it with our words?  Jesus showed us the way:

Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth; who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously;” (1 Peter 2:22-23)

The late Ed Cole, teacher and mentor to men, said, “Knowledge of God’s Word is a bulwark against deception, temptation, accusation, even persecution.”

When accused or slandered, know what God says about you and believe it.  In this way, He speaks in your silence.  To you.  And the voice of the accuser is silenced.

Occasionally, you might even find elements of truth in the accusation.  The enemy, in his rush to condemn, can bring conviction that can lead to Godly repentance.

In quiet, allow the Holy Spirit to use the words to speak to your heart about what is true and to nullify what is false. The Holy Spirit is the Great Teacher and Counselor, and will lead you into truth.

What about what others think?  God will take care of them.

From Psalm 62:  “My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him.  He only is my rock and my salvation.  He is my defense;  I shall not be moved.”

Christ was accused that we might not be condemned; and if at any time we find ourselves accused, we should remember that we cannot expect to manage with our words what He managed with His silence.

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