12/12/2018 — Acts Chapters 20-23

As I read through these chapters I was taken by the unjust treatment Paul received from the Leaders of the Jews (just as Jesus received.)  And if this were a “western” movie the Romans would arrive on the “white horse,” take Paul safely away after learning he was a roman citizen, and punish the Jews.

But they did not.  And a single verse (sometimes overlooked) explains why.  Reading from:  Acts 23: 11 The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, “Take courage!  As you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify in Rome.”

As we have seen so often in our readings the Lord can take a very unpleasant situation (or person) and see His will fulfilled through them.




1 comment

  • missliz

    There are so many similarities in the treatment of Jesus and Paul while they were in Jerusalem. Both men were innocent but both were falsely accused and abused. Paul was singularly focused in following his master to the very end whatever that required.

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