No one likes to be falsely accused. It damages our reputation and challenges our character. We have all been falsely accused at some point in our life. I remember as a child getting in trouble by my parents. My brother would want something I had and I wouldn't give it to him. When I didn't, he would yell and scream and pretend like I hurt him. My parents would rush in and falsely accuse me of doing something to him. No matter how much I pled my story to them, they did not believe me. I was the older brother picking on my younger brother. Being falsely accused hurt. On one hand it made me mad at my parents. On the other I felt rejected inside because they did not believe my story.
Have we falsely accused others in our life? Are we quick to judgement, not knowing all of the facts? It is human nature to just react to situations instantly. It is easy to get caught up in the moment and jump to conclusions.
When we have falsely accused others, we can cause irreparable harm to them. They may be tarnished forever by others. The words we speak can be more damaging then you think.
Matthew 5:11 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.”
Being falsely accused and persecuted.
We are not alone in being falsely accused. Jesus was falsely accused of treason by the Roman emperor.
Luke 23: 2-3 “And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.”
Jesus died on the cross after being falsely accused.
Do we condemn others like Jesus was condemned? Christians are not immune to falsely accusing other Christians. As Christians we are under constant scrutiny from the world and even our own brothers and sisters in Christ. How can we claim to be a follower of Jesus while attacking other Christians? What you see on the outside is not what is always on the inside. We make false judgments against others based on what we perceive to be the truth. Guard yourself against passing judgment. Don't be the Christian that falsely accused someone of doing or being something they aren't. Your accusations could leave that person devastated for life.