Thursday, May 24, 2012

May 24, Day 145 - Acts 22

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I guess I can't understand such intense discrimination. I mean, I guess that is why the Jews responded the way they did when Paul made the statement in verse 21 - “But the Lord said to me, ‘Go, for I will send you far away to the Gentiles!’

But I guess we can look at our world and see such intense hatred for other people because of the color of their skin.  Having grown up in the part of the country I did, there was a lot of racism, but thankfully my parents didn't instill that is us.  



  1. Well, the Jews would have seen Paul as a complete traitor, right? As someone who had once been one of their best men, but who abandoned them for a faith they deemed dangerous, the enemy. From their point of view, it's probably like if Billy Graham or someone of his stature had announced he was converting to Islam. A hard hit to them!

    I so love Paul's testimony here though! Especially when he pulls out the ace up his sleeve about his citizenship.

  2. Acts 22
    10 “Then I asked, ‘What do you want me to do, Lord?’ “The Lord told me, ‘Get up! Go into the city of Damascus, and you’ll be told everything I’ve arranged for you to do.’"

    Another direct instruction that I love so well.

    14-15 “Ananias said, ‘The God of our ancestors has chosen you to know his will, to see the one who has God’s approval, and to hear him speak to you. You will be his witness and will tell everyone what you have seen and heard.'"

    Revelation 12
    11 "And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death."

    Acts 22
    21 “But the Lord told me, ‘Go! I’ll send you on a mission. You’ll go far away to people who aren’t Jewish.’”

    Specific instruction. I am so thankful the Lord came for me too!!

    30b Then the officer brought Paul and had him stand in front of them.

    Another cliffhanger. Stay tuned... tomorrow...

    My family lived in Arkansas when I was in 4th-6th grade. On Saturday afternoons we went to the cowboy movie while adults shopped. With popcorn in hand, before the main feature we watched a newsreel and then a chapter serial short with the action to be continued the next week. Those cowboys rode around the same plateaus and mountain peaks in the background, but who cared, the action was exciting. I liked the good guy in the white hat!

    The Bible is the documentary that is true!

  3. All of this going on with Paul reminds me so much of what happened to Jesus. They were both pushed off by leaders that couldn't understand why the crowds were so angry, yet beaten in spite of it. Mob mentality prevailed and still does.