Have you ever been accused of doing something you never did or had untrue rumors spread around about you? It must be painful and disheartening to try to convince others of your true motives and not the lies that are being spread about you, right? Find out how David dealt with this situation and see if there is anything you can do likewise…
But I will give repeated thanks to the Lord,
praising him to everyone.
For he stands beside the needy,
ready to save them from those who condemn them.
The Psalmist’s experience here reminds me of another story found in the Gospel according to John. A woman gave into temptation, the law of Moses condemned her and so did the people. Attempting to use her situation as a way to incriminate Jesus, they brought her straight to the feet of “the Light of the world.” Jesus’ words were forever engraved in the minds of the people present there and even until this day we listen to those words with awesome wonder, “I don’t condemn you, go and sin no more.” When your Accuser(s) bring charges against you, whether they be true or not, realize that you can come to the feet of Jesus for forgiveness, that he can give you the strength to overcome your deficiencies and the spirit to praise Him for His love.
“Continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.”