Falsely Accused-Jesus our Example 2


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Falsely Accused-Jesus our Example

Have you ever been falsely accused? Almost all of us have been falsely accused by someone at some point in time. The question is how do we handle false accusations? What did Jesus do when falsely accused? What does the Bible teach?

Why was Jesus falsely accused? Mainly because He claimed to be equal with God. But also because of His good deeds. There are times when we are doing what is right people will attack us. What should we do?

Jesus facing the impending crucifixion asked God if it was possible to not have to take on the sins of man and to die on the cross. But He added, “not my will be done, but yours.” Mark 14:36
It is okay to ask God for relief from evil coming at us, for the trials we go through but at the end of the day we need to say “Not my will, but Yours be done.”

Jesus while on the cross said Father, “forgive them for they know not what they do.” Luke 23:334 We need to forgive those who wrong us.

We need to learn to give God praise when we are going through trials. Why? Because we know that God is ultimately on  our side and the resurrection is coming.
Psalm 109:1-4
1 Be not silent, O God of my praise! 2  For wicked and deceitful mouths are opened against me, speaking against me with lying tongues. 3  They encircle me with words of hate, and attack me without cause. 4  In return for my love they accuse me, but I give myself to prayer.

We are Guilty
The truth is we are guilty of many things. Truth is we are sinners in need of a Savior. The truth is God showed us mercy in the midst of our sin. The greater truth is that through the cross and resurrection Jesus freed us from the penalty of sin.  We should desire to help others to be freed from the penalty of sin. Let’s share the Gospel with others.

Romans 3:23-24
23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. 24 Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.

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2 thoughts on “Falsely Accused-Jesus our Example

  • Isaiah

    It doesn’t really feel good to be accused of doing wrong. Jesus was falsely accused because he was perfect and did no wrong and he still asks God to forgive them because they do not know what they do. My head would be screaming in pain and words would be coming out my mouth.

    • Richard D. Dover Post author

      Stephen did have sin but he was not being stoned for being sinful. He was being stoned for sharing the Gospel message. He handled the torture with amazing grace. He could only do that by the power of the Holy Spirit.