Matthew 26:59-60 – “Now the chief priests and the whole council were seeking false testimony against Jesus that they might put him to death, but they found none, though many false witnesses came forward.”
Crucifixion and mortification – two starkly different processes, yet both intimately linked to the essence of our being. In the public sphere, crucifixion unfolds as a spectacle, a humiliating process driven by the propagation of falsehoods about us. Mortification, on the other hand, delves deep into the private recesses of our souls, confronting the true essence of who we are.
Accusations, often fueled by deception, serve as the catalyst for the journey towards crucifixion. Once the seed of falsehood is sown, it thrives and spreads, regardless of evidence or truth. Seeking fairness in the face of such accusations proves futile, as the accuser remains unmoved by reason or justice. Responding and defending only breathe life into the lie, perpetuating its existence.
Yet, amidst the chaos of accusation, a discipline emerges – one centered on the unwavering truth of our identity in God’s eyes. While others may choose to believe falsehoods, their judgment holds no weight in the grand scheme of our destiny. Those who embrace lies about us are disqualified from accompanying us on our journey to greater heights, though they may ultimately benefit from our endeavors.
Truth, like a beacon in the darkness, carries an inherent power that transcends falsehoods. Vindication may not come swiftly, but it arrives in due time, aligning with the eternal rhythm of truth. Throughout our trials, we carry with us the divine favor of God, a steadfast companion on the winding path of life. Just as Joseph found favor in both the opulence of Potiphar’s house and the confines of a prison cell, so too does God’s favor accompany us, regardless of our circumstances.
In moments of accusation and adversity, trust becomes our guiding light, illuminating the path towards purpose and fulfillment. Even the darkest lies, woven into the fabric of our experiences, serve as tools for our growth and evolution. Embrace the truth of who you are, for it is the ultimate shield against the onslaught of falsehoods. And remember, in the face of accusation, the divine favor of God remains our constant companion, guiding us towards our destined purpose.
Proverbs 12:19 – “Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.”
John 8:32 – “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Psalm 118:6 – “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
Isaiah 54:17 – “No weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed, and you shall confute every tongue that rises against you in judgment.”
Romans 8:31 – “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
Embrace the truth of who you are, for it is the ultimate shield against the onslaught of falsehoods. And remember, in the face of accusation, the divine favor of God remains our constant companion, guiding us towards our destined purpose.