False accusations are painful. They destroy reputations, steal peace and joy, and deny justice. However, whether you are a victim who has been on the receiving end, or a culprit who spits lies to your perceived advantage, the Bible has something to tell us: Nothing escapes the justice of God.
God hates it
False accusations are often spewed out of the mouths of people who are either hurt, insecure, or perhaps just wanting to put themselves in a more advantageous position. Those who are on the receiving end often feel hurt, taken advantage of, and feel treated unjustly.
The Bible tells us that those who speak false accusations will be on the receiving end of God's justice, and those who have been falsely accused have Him as their Defender. Why? It's because God hates false testimonies.
Proverbs chapter six, verses 16, 17, and 19 tell us, "There are six things the Lord hates— no, seven things he detests ... a lying tongue ... a false witness who pours out lies, a person who sows discord in a family."
Proverbs 19:5 also says, "A false witness will not go unpunished, nor will a liar escape."
When the Bible makes mention of such things, we can be sure that it's true.
How to deal with false accusations
Knowing that God hates false accusations and will reward all according to their deeds and words, here's what victims of false accusations should do.
1. Check yourself of any bitterness or anger
Friends, each of us is responsible for our own individual thoughts, feelings, words and actions. Knowing this, we should focus on our responses to the wrong things done to us, instead of the wrong that was done to us.
The first thing that we should do is to not allow a root of bitterness to grow in us (see Hebrews 12:15). Check yourself for any unresolved anger and hurt, and release forgiveness. Repent of any sinful thought or vengeful attitude.
2. Surrender your predicament to God
The next step, friends, is to offer your problem to the Lord. He knows all that had happened, but unless we let Him intervene by relinquishing our perceived "right" to exact revenge, He will never do it.
Romans 12:19 tells us, "Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, 'I will take revenge; I will pay them back,' says the Lord."
3. Don't fret, but do what is right
Lastly, keep calm and just live right. Fretting and worrying won't help, and taking revenge will just aggravate things. Instead, live right and do what pleases God.
Romans 12:20-21 tells us, "Instead, 'If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.' Don't let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good."
Psalm 37:7 also tells us, "Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don't worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes."