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
Nearly every day throughout the nation and world, courts are filled with cases of people being charged or accused with doing something wrong. Lawyers are fighting to prove the person innocent or guilty of doing something wrong.
In the end some of those cases are proven guilty and others are proven innocent. Some of those cases get thrown out, because there is not enough evidence to prove anything.
Paul was brought into court by some Jews. They presented a lot of charges against him, but were unable to prove any of them.
Although there are thousands of cases of accusations that are brought into a court for a hearing, there are also millions more that never make it to court. Accusations abound every where there is a group of people living together or near each other.
One area that the world loves to accuse is with believers. The world does not like the message that believers are bringing and will do whatever they can to stop it.
Sadly, there are many accusations brought against believers that can be proven as true. Some believers live their lives in a way that is not right and holy. Accusations can easily be proven.
The true believer who is striving to live for God, will do his best to live above reproach or accusation. He will live in a way that does not give the world any grounds for proven accusations.
Just as the world strove to prove Jesus wrong, the believer can expect to have the same types of accusations against him. Living like Jesus, holy and righteous, will make those accusations mute and unprovable.
If you consider yourself a believer, the world is watching you. The more you stand up for Christ, the more the world will strive to stop you by any means they can. Just as they charged Jesus and Paul with false charges to bring them down, they will do the same with you.
Do not give a reason for accusations against you to be proven as true. Live your life in such a way that any charge of wrong doing brought against you will not be able to be proven as true.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will live a holy and righteous life as Jesus did; that no one can prove any accusations against you of wrong doing; that the world will know you are a follower of Jesus; and that many will come to know Jesus through your testimony and life.