Genesis 31:36-37 KJV
And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me? Whereas thou hast searched all my stuff, what hast thou found of all thy household stuff? set it here before my brethren and thy brethren, that they may judge betwixt us both.
Christlikeness is: being just yet non-judgmental.
Jacob was mad for being accused by Laban wrongly. He let his anger and frustration out when no proof was found. And it’s true that he didn’t steal the idols. Laban wasn’t completely wrong though, he was just accusing the wrong person. Jacob didn’t steal the idols, Rachel – his wife did. The search, although thorough wasn’t thorough enough. It’s interesting to note that the person Laban never doubted was the only guilty entity.
Just because the evidence or proof isn’t found doesn’t mean there’s no proof or evidence that exists. We need to be very careful in making conclusion about people and situation. Again, just because we look right doesn’t mean we’re right. Just because our stand may be supported by circumstances doesn’t mean we’re absolutely right. That’s why people get blamed for wrongs they don’t do, and at times the guilty gets away with it. We need to give people benefit of doubt, or perhaps the benefit of truth.
Dear God, may we be non-judgmental and just. May we not make biased conclusions and unfounded accusations, in Jesus’ Name, amen.