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Thursday, May 25, 2017
No Reply Necessary - Joel Osteen Ministries daily devotional 24 May Wednesday
"When he was accused by the
chief priests and the elders, he gave no answer. Then Pilate asked him,
'Don’t you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?' But Jesus
made no reply, not even to a single charge—to the great amazement of the
governor." (Matthew 27:12-14, NIV)
No Reply Necessary
time, a reporter asked me what I thought about two men he named, but I
hadn’t ever heard of them. I just replied, “I’m sorry. I don’t know
them.” He began to laugh and thought that was so funny. I asked, “Well,
who are they?”
He said, “Joel, they are your two most outspoken critics. They’re always talking about you.”
couldn’t believe that I hadn’t ever heard of them. I’ve learned that
you can’t waste your time engaging in conflicts that don’t matter. There
will always be critics. There will always be naysayers, but we have to
follow the example of Jesus. When He was falsely accused, He didn’t try
to defend Himself. He gave no reply to the charges against Him.
the critics cannot keep you from your destiny. They don’t define who
you are. They don’t determine your worth and value. You are a child of
the Most High God. The Creator of the universe breathed life into you.
As a believer in Jesus, you are crowned with favor. Turn away from
accusing voices so you can focus on the destiny God has prepared for
A Prayer for Today
today I cling to You because You are my defender! I choose to turn away
from accusing voices. I choose to turn away from petty conflicts. I
look to You knowing that You are leading and guiding me in paths of
victory in Jesus’ name. Amen."