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Do You Defend Yourself?

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Do you try and defend yourself when untruths are spoken of you – things that you, other people, and even God, know are lies?  Do you try and defend yourself when people accuse you of things you did not do?

It is natural, and human nature to react and defend ourselves.  It’s not easy to keep our mouths closed.

But, it takes a mature Christian to say nothing – to not defend themselves when false accusations come against them.  It shows our spiritual and human maturity when we say, nothing.  It takes someone who trusts in their God to defend them in due time, if need be.

Psalm 20:1: “The LORD hear thee in the day of trouble; the name of the God of Jacob defend thee;”

Psalm 59:1: “Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God:  defend me from them that rise up against me.”

Proverbs 19:5: “A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.”

Jesus did not defend himself when the Jews mocked him, spit on him, plucked his beard, called him names, accused him of blasphemy, and crucified him.

We should not be surprised when false accusations are made toward us, for it has been prophecied that in the last days accusers would come.  Read:  2 Timothy 3:1-5

Do you agree or disagree with what I’ve posted here.  Please explain your answer.  Also, if anyone reading this has more scriptures to validate my thoughts here, please post them in the comment section.  Thank you. 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Do You Defend Yourself?

  1. AMEN! It is hard to remain silent when being attacked unjustly! Having experienced this I could not agree more with the verse you quoted from
    2 Timothy 3:1-5.

    The only correct response is to seek the LORD’s advice through prayer and His Word and pray for your accuser(s). Otherwise bitterness will creep in and then your accusers have won! They’ve accomplished exactly what satan desired.

    Thank you for your comments and your added thoughts. I agree. 🙂

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  2. Very well said. It is hard to be silent when being unjustly attacked, but no matter your words, the one attacking isn’t listening to what you have to say, only their words. It’s best to pray for a right spirit, and let the Lord take care of those speaking untruths. In the end, the truth will prevail (although sometimes it takes years). My scripture: Blessed are the peacemakers. And I will add two for the attacker: Judge not, lest you be judged; and He who is without sin, cast the first stone.

    Thank you! Yes, I want to be a peacemaker. 🙂 Love you and appreciate your words.

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  3. Sis Tena, this is always hard and never easy and I learned from Bishop Nelson a long time ago he said to me Noel the truth doesnt need to be defended. All things done in darkness will be brought into the light and revealed before God and man. Let God fight your battles. The battle is not ours it is the Lords.. All of us at some time will be falsely accused or wrongly judged. I say to God be the glory.. If someone is talking about you praise God you must be standing on higher ground and doing the perfect will of God.. People will always dissapoint us. They are human. No matter who they are. Thats why we have to keep are eyes on Jesus. You are one of the greatest blessings to our church you better believe people will come against you, but GREATER IS HE!!! Who is it I will give um a black eye!! LOL I love u..You just keep on keepin on. God will take care of it. This Im sure…

    Sis. Noel, don’t worry about me. No one is accusing me of anything. But, thanks for the kind words and for your protecting attitude towards me. I appreciate it. 🙂 I agree with what you’ve said here. You are so correct about letting God fight our battles. He does a better job at it anyway. 🙂 Love you too.

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