The Right Attitude When Charged Falsely of Evil

Has someone accused you of evil? How did you respond? Did you immediately attack the accuser?
When Joseph sent a man to accuse Joseph’s brothers of evil they had not committed, notice how they responded, “So he overtook them, and he spoke to them these same words. And they said to him, ‘Why does my lord say these words? Far be it from us that your servants should do such a thing'” (Genesis 44:6, 7). You can read the rest of their response in the verses that follow.
Since they were honest and sincere men, they did not then wildly attack their accuser with harsh words. They stated their innocence then demonstrated it.
When falsely accused of something, it angers us and we want to fire back, and that may help clear us, but it will not help us in the long run, because we will have shown people an ugly spirit, which will turn them off. The best thing to do is follow the example of the brothers of Joseph. It helped them more than they could have ever imagined.

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