Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Acts 23

This is one of those chapters where little seems to happen.
  • Paul starts a riot between Pharisees and Sadducees that must be broken up by security!
  • Under the cover of night, with intrigue and a spy, to boot, Paul is transported horseback to Caesarea. I wonder if those who took the vow not to eat until Paul was killed actually starved to death.
  • The vision of the Lord is comforting. He'll witness in Rome and Jerusalem. He wasn't going to die in Jerusalem. I imagine under the circumstances having at least two destinations on the itinerary would have been encouraging.
  • Paul is kept under guard at Herod's Palace. God must be interested in having Herod hear the gospel, so He put Paul, the prisoner there. The Good News of Jesus is climbing out of the prison and running in significant places.

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