Bible Bites

Bible Bites

Watch for Bystanders

“…and I found him to be accused over questions about their Law, but under no accusation deserving death or imprisonment.” (Acts 23:29)

            The above are the words of the Roman commander to the governor, Felix, regarding Paul.  In short, even the Roman commander could see that Paul wasn’t worthy of death or imprisonment.  The Jews unreasonably hated him.

            We cannot prevent people from having negative feelings about us as Christians.  However, we can live in such a way that bystanders consider their hatred unreasonable.  Live a life that puts your enemies to shame.

Matthew 4:4 #Biblebites

Today’s Reading: Acts 23:23-35

Questions to ask:

  1. How does this show the continuation of Jesus’ work now going on in the church?
  2. How is the gospel, Paul’s preaching, and/or Paul’s defense received?
  3. What is the Holy Spirit doing in this text?
  4. What in our reading shows how Paul handled adversity and difficulty?

This year, #Biblebites are following the life and writings of Paul.  If you would like a copy of the reading schedule, you can view it here: