Don’t make it easy for your accusers.
Acts 24: 12 “My accusers did not find me arguing with anyone at the temple, or stirring up a crowd in the synagogues or anywhere else in the city”.
Paul was accused of being a troublemaker and stirring up riots.
Paul says it was a lie.
I have always been brought up to not sin but also not to fall into the appearance of sin. People are watching you. It has been quite a pressure to try and be perfect!
But actually that is the truth. People are watching.
Those outside are looking inside.
The non-churched at the church.
Those who would be the first to point the finger are waiting for you to slip up.
Today what will people see? You can be strong without breaking someone. You can win the argument without arguing. You can influence without offending.
Nice isn’t weak.
Don’t give your accusers ammunition to use against you. They have enough already. When they try and accuse, you can stand and say ‘that is a lie’, I know what I did and what I said. I was in control.