“When Paul came in, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him. They brought many serious charges against him, but they could not prove them.” Acts 25:7
While being held in Caesarea, Paul was brought in before Festus for trial. Those that were accusing him were there and trying to show why they wanted Paul sentenced. They gave out many different serious charges, but none of them could be proven.
The court systems are filled to overflowing with people being accused of many things. Lawyers get paid a lot of money to prove or disprove the accusations. While many are proven guilty, there are some who are let off because there was no real proof of their guilt.
Paul had been preaching the gospel message to the people. Some were very angry with him and attempted to get him in trouble. They made up accusations hoping it would work. Yet, it did not.
If you are being serious about telling others about Jesus, the world will take a stand against you. They will attempt to show you are doing something wrong.
Currently in America, a common way to get someone is to call the action a “hate crime”. Speaking out against certain lifestyles can now at times be classified as a hate crime. If the speaking is done in anger or just to cut the person down, that accusation would be correct. If it is done in the love of Jesus, to point people to Jesus, it would be wrong.
As you go through this life, may no one ever be able to prove you guilty of any wrong doing. Let them accuse you of things because you follow Jesus. God sees it and knows the truth. Many who hear the accusations also know the truth of them.
Live your life the way Jesus did. Do not fear their accusations. Do not given reason for the accusations.
Is there proof to any accusation against you? If it is wrong doing, change. The only proof to be found should be that you love, follow, and serve Jesus and that you strive to tell everyone about Jesus.
I pray today that you will live your life as Jesus did; that no one will be able to prove you of doing wrong; that you will be a witness of who Jesus is and what He did; that you will not fear any accusations; and that many will know Jesus because of your words and actions.