Friday, January 16, 2009

Things I Never Noticed in the Bible

A small nugget but beautiful.

Acts 21:5

Paul was leaving Tyre and heading for Jerusalem. Along the way, he is making it clear to the disciples in the various places that he will not see them again. The elders from Ephesus wept with him.

Here in Tyre, the disciples accompany him with a great number of people as he leaves the city. The thing I never noticed before is that 'they all brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the city.' What a beautiful picture of the church; husbands, wives and children sending off the apostle, walking with him to the outskirts of the city.

And Another-
Acts 24:7- Tertullus, the orator accuser of Paul, before Felix says, "But the chief captain Lysias, came upon us and with great violence took him away out of our hands." He accuses Lysias of great violence. Keep in mind that Lysias was the law keeper here. He was commissioned to keep the peace and he was doing so. Tertullus and his gang were the law breakers set on violence but he accuses the peacekeeper of being violent. How like those set on wickedness to call evil, good and good, evil.

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