For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. 1 Peter 2:15 (NIV)
Silence Foolish Accusations
Let me tell you, I hate it when I am unfairly attacked. It bugs me, when foolish accusations have been unjustly made against me. Well, join the club. Get used to it, foolish accusations were made against me and I did nothing but good. There will be many times that you will suffer foolish accusations and unjust attacks simply because you are one of my followers. I get that. I am somewhat, not fully for sure, prepared for that to happen to me. When that happens to me, I will know and remember that I am in good company with you, as one of your followers. That’s right.
When you have been unjustly attacked by foolish accusations how have you responded to them? I’m sure that I have not responded as you would have wanted me to respond. Why do you say that? Well, when you were unjustly attacked by foolish accusations you didn’t respond to them. You just kept on doing all the good that your Heavenly Father had given you to do for Him. Yes, I did. You didn’t attempt to defend yourself. You didn’t seek to set the record straight. You didn’t put together your own counter attack. You didn’t play the game of “tit” for “tat”. No, I did none of these things. Well, I have done all of these things when I have been unjustly acted by foolish accusations. Yes, I have noticed that you can be quite aggressive in seeking to defend yourself.
How has aggressively defending yourself against unjust and foolish accusations worked out for you? Not well at all. In some cases, I may have won a battle, but in doing so, I have lost a war. What do you mean by that? I may have cleared my name of one unjust foolish accusation. But, in clearing my name, I have certainly sullied it by getting down in the mud with those who unjustly accused me with false accusations. I lost sight of something far more important than my name. What’s that? What’s far more important than my name, is your name. Here I am here on this earth, hoping to live my life fully for you. I want to bring glory to your name. Trying to clear my name will never bring glory to your name. No, It will not. What do you wish you would have done when faced with unjust and foolish accusations? What will you do in the future instead? I will just keep on doing all the good that you have given me to do for you. That will make me able to continue to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Yes, it will. Continuing to do all the good that I have given you to do for me will also silence many unjust and false accusations against you. You will shine brightly as one of my witnesses in the world. Now that is what I want.
Lord, I want to do all the good things you have given me to do. I want my life to silence foolish accusations from being made against me. I want my life to be a bright and shining witness for you as I bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Amen
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