In reading this chapter this time I was struck by the detail that Luke recorded the journey to Jerusalem! Luke could have just told us that they left the elders of Ephesus at Miletus and sailed on to Caesarea but he described the journey to us in such a way you knew you were reading the account of someone who had actually took this journey with Paul. No matter what you think of Christianity, scholars have agree that What Luke wrote is a masterpiece of historical literature.
We also see in this chapter how Paul viewed the Law. He observed the Law as part of his culture but he did not depend on the Law for his salvation. Which gives us an insight of what legalism is all about. Legalism at it’s heart is about using the Law to achieve our salvation, which can’t be done for we will always fall short, but this not mean God will not hold us accountable for doing His will. I thank God everyday for His grace!