They Testify Against You

They Testify Against You

13 Then Pilate said to Him, “Do You not hear how many things they testify against You?” 14 But He answered him not one word, so that the governor marveled greatly.

Matthew 27:13-14

You will never be liked or accepted by everyone around you. You can be the nicest person. You can be kind and giving. You can even be perfect like Jesus and raise the dead and still you will find those who testify against you. Jesus said this much when he spoke in John 15:

18 “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.

John 15:18

So what should we do? Should we fight back and curse those who curse us? Should we take a punch for every punch we receive? Should we lie about those who lie about us? The simple and Biblical answer of course is no.

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

Matthew 5:43-45

It’s not easy but it is what God is asking from us. Jesus did it and so we should strive to do it too. You may feel like you will become the loser out of this. You may feel like it is unfair but if you look farther down the road you will realize that it is you who will ultimately win.

Don’t let the nay-sayers in your life rob you of your heavenly reward. Don’t let your enemies decide your future. You live the life that you know is right and just. Make God happy. Do this and you will always be the victor.

Let us love our enemies.

God bless,

Pr. Steven Couto