The cloth was the evidence but was it true?
Evidence has and always will be required to convict a person of wrong doing.
These days we have all sorts of advance techniques to bring evidence, CCTV cameras, video cameras, DNA etc the list goes on.
However we do need to be very careful sometimes as evidence does not necessary mean that the person did something wrong.
What do l mean?
A good account can be found in Genesis 39:
Lets look at some scriptures to give us an idea of what happened:
1And Joseph was brought down to Egypt; and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, captain of the guard, an Egyptian, bought him of the hands of the Ishmeelites, which had brought him down thither.
2And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.
3And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand.
7And it came to pass after these things, that his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me.
8But he refused, and said unto his master’s wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand;
9There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?
10And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her, to lie by her, or to be with her.
11And it came to pass about this time, that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within.
12And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand, and fled, and got him out.
13And it came to pass, when she saw that he had left his garment in her hand, and was fled forth,
14That she called unto the men of her house, and spake unto them, saying, See, he hath brought in an Hebrew unto us to mock us; he came in unto me to lie with me, and I cried with a loud voice:
19And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.
20And Joseph’s master took him, and put him into the prison, a place where the king’s prisoners were bound: and he was there in the prison.
21But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
This is a good reason why we need to be very careful. The account also confirms why we should not judge others.
If this happened today and you saw the garment on CNN news of BBC news presented as evidence would you believe the accusation against Joseph?
Many will believe and start saying all sorts of things against Joseph, how wrong would they have been.
To make matters worst, Joseph went to prison, however he did nothing wrong.
Brethren, lets be very careful. We will always hear accusations against others.
Lets remember this account ;that yes the cloth was the evidence, but was it true?