False judgment and unjust punishment is the product of deception. A deceived judge or any person makes wrong judgments and unjust punishment. To correct this situation, truth must be perceived, revealed or discovered.
A falsely jugded or punished person has lost his integrity and the benefit of the trust---at least from the person who made that false judgment. Attempt to prove or defend would be futile and unwise when the one judging had already made his judgment or punishment and refuses to listen. Perhaps the best time to speak is when a concerned person desires to know the truth and is willing to listen.
Before Jesus was crucified, the people already pronounced their judgment. Jesus remained silent since it would be futile to speak. When the listener chooses not to accept your words, it is wise not to speak. This principle falls under humility.
When wrongly judged or punished, humility is willing to go through it without resistance nor resentment. This attitude was modeled by Jesus and the prophets like Jeremiah who was punished for prophesying Israel's doom (Jer.37, 38). He was imprisoned and also thrown into the cistern yet did not resist nor resent. Daniel was thrown into the lion's den for worshiping his God contrary to King Darius' royal decree not to pray to any god except to the king. He did not resist nor resent but humbly went thru it and saw the power of God vindicate him (Dan.6). Meshach, Shadrach, and Abednego were thrown into the fiery furnace for not worshiping the idol king Nebuchadnezzar setup in Babylon. They humbly obliged, did not resist nor resent, then saw God's power and vindication. They were not burned ( Dan.3).
® created: 8/4/1998 ® modified 02/22/02 02:31 PM
Leo & Zeny Calderon