view as web pdf Live Down False Accusations

Scripture encourages us to "Let not your good be evil spoken of " (Rom 14:16), yet we may be unjustly accused at times, whether such accusations are the result of misunderstandings or direct attempt to slander us. The believer's reaction should be non-resisting good works. There are times when we may speak a word of clarification to correct simple misunderstandings and false reports.

Let us notice Christ's example. No- one's life was more misrepresented and misinterpreted than Christ's. But he simply led such an upright and consistent life that there was no doubt about what was true or false about him. As he performed his ministry, he showed no signs of being overly disturbed by the slanders against him.

If someone twists your words, or by falsehood dishonours your name, take it patiently. Do not try to fight it down by fist or tongue. The best way to disprove an evil report will be to live a right life. When there are evildoers against you, they may by your good works which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation (1Peter 2:12).

(1Peter 2:12; 3:16) Bro Henderson Sosola (Mtenthela, Malawi)

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