Acts 22:30 But on the next day, desiring to know the real reason why he was being accused by the Jews, he unbound him and commanded the chief priests and all the council to meet, and he brought Paul down and set him before them...
think about it.
Paul is taken before the chief priests and council; how does he approach these men (23:1-5)? How did Paul take use a disagreement to his advantage (23:6-10)? What was the result? How was the plot against Paul uncovered (23:12-22)? How did the tribune defend Paul (23:23-30)? Sometimes God gives us unlikely allies; how have others unexpectedly helped you in your Christian walk?
Paul is under arrest and facing extreme opposition from his fellow Jews. You don't have to think about this too long to recognize that his situation is not a good one. But the Lord is with Paul through it all. "'Take courage, for as you have testified to the facts about me in Jerusalem, so you must testify also in Rome'" (vs. 11).
So how have you seen the Lord come along side and sustain you? How has the Lord helped you "take courage" in difficult times? Tami W.
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