For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. Proverbs 23:7
Have you ever been accused by someone of doing something that they are actually guilty of doing? For example, someone might say that you are prideful when in reality it is clear that they are the one who has an issue with pride. Someone may even accuse you of cheating when they are actually cheating. Today’s Scripture illustrates the reason for these accusations. The other person makes these false accusations against you because these things are actually in their heart and out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks (Matthew 12:34). Do not get entangled in confusion by trying to prove your innocence when this happens. The enemy is after two things in a situation like this. He is after your peace and your sense of righteousness. Exodus 14:14 states that “the Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” Do not allow the enemy to take either your peace or your sense of righteousness. Know that you are the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21) and you do not have to accept false accusations. It is imperative to see yourself as the righteousness of God because this is the way that God views you. Seeing yourself this way also allows you to operate in faith and receive the promises of God. A person that feels condemned will not operate in faith and receive from God because they actually feel unworthy. Romans 8:1 says that there is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. Never allow anyone to steal your peace or make you feel condemned!