Acts Devotional, December 3, 2020

Acts Devotional, December 3, 2020

Acts 24:1-9

Five days later the high priest Ananias came down with some elders and an attorney, a certain Tertullus, and they reported their case against Paul to the governor. When Paul had been summoned, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying:

“Your Excellency, because of you we have long enjoyed peace, and reforms have been made for this people because of your foresight. We welcome this in every way and everywhere with utmost gratitude. But, to detain you no further, I beg you to hear us briefly with your customary graciousness. We have, in fact, found this man a pestilent fellow, an agitator among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes. He even tried to profane the temple, and so we seized him. By examining him yourself you will be able to learn from him concerning everything of which we accuse him.”

The Jews also joined in the charge by asserting that all this was true.

Want to dig deeper? Additional Scripture Suggestions:

Psalm 11:1-3

Luke 23:2

Matthew 2:23

Isaiah 59:4-7

Luke 22:52-53

Time for Reflection

In addition to the 4 questions found on the attached bookmark consider the following:

What would people learn about you if they “examined” you in such a way? How is your faith represented in the choices you make?


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