How can God help me handle false accusations?

It’s wrong and Scripture forbids it, but we still find ways to murder the reputation of those we don’t like — and it happens to us. Scripture’s promise here is that this strategy of the devil against believers will not prevail — God’s truth will.

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But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the LORD; their vindication will come from me. I, the LORD, have spoken!


Murder is abhorrent but we find ways of justifying the murder of a person’s reputation, although strongly condemned by Scripture, from the Ten Commandments to the letters to churches. Scripture’s promise here is that this strategy of the devil against believers will  not prevail — God’s truth will.


Lord Jesus, no one knows the pain of betrayal and false accusations like You do. Thank You for believing in me, and being my comfort when others have sought to create discomfort — or worse.

Where I am wrong — show me my fault.

Where others are wrong — show them the truth.

I praise You, Lord of heaven and earth, as the great and good Creator who is over every created thing — including Satan and his accusations.
I praise You that Your truth and Your  justice will prevail, and I trust Your promises. Amen.

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