A thought from my daily Bible reading
How do you respond to people who think you are doing something wrong, even if you feel like it is perfectly OK to it?
Especially if that person or persons are in a position of authority or leadership, it can be challenging if you are condemned for doing what you feel is right to do.
At times like these, Jesus’ example in Matthew 12 is useful. Here is the situation—the disciples were traveling along, it was the Sabbath, and being hungry they ate some of the grain in the fields. Ever ready to pounce, the Pharisees who were watching accused them of breaking the Sabbath.
Jesus replied by saying “Haven’t you read what David did when he and his companions were hungry? He entered the house of God, and he and his companions ate the consecrated bread—which was not lawful for them to do, but only for the priests. Or haven’t you read in the Law that the priests on Sabbath duty in the temple desecrate the Sabbath and yet are innocent?” Matt. 12:3-5.