Matthew 27:14 A Time To Be Silent

But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge–to the great amazement of the governor. Matthew 27:14

Accusations are one thing that most people can expect to happen at some point or another. People will see something or think that they saw something and begin to quickly accuse someone of doing wrong without any real facts to it.

When things like this occur, most people are very quick to defend themselves. They will give every reason as to why one should not believe the accusations. Keeping quiet and ignoring the accusations is one thing most refuse to do.

As Jesus was being tried in a court for doing wrong, He would not make any statements defending Himself. He neither accepted nor denied the charges being brought against Him to the amazement of everyone.

No one likes to be accused of doing something wrong when they have done nothing wrong. Most people will rise up to fight against the accusations with everything that they can.

As Jesus was being accused, one thing that Jesus was also doing was what the Father wanted Him to do and say. He knew that it was the Father’s will that He be tried, accused and sentenced to death. And He was not going to be the one to stop it and go against the Father’s will.

Believers need to be in tune with what God is doing in their lives. There will be times that God uses false accusations against the believer to do something. The believer must know when to speak up and fight back and when to keep silent and accept what is happening. This can only be done by the leading of the Holy Spirit.

God used the false accusations against innocent Jesus to bring about salvation for any who would believe.

There will be times when people will make a false accusation against you. At those times you must seek God’s direction as to what to do or say or not to do or say.

Do not allow pride and self to quickly rise up and strike back, if it is not God’s will to fight back. God may be using that situation to build you up or to build someone else up.

The world will see your actions and take note. They will see when it is God working through you. Know when to speak up and when to be silent.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will be guided by the Holy Spirit in what to do or say; that you will only do what God directs you to do; that God will give you strength and favor in times of false accusations; and that God will use you to build His kingdom.

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