Acts 18 : Unconcerned
Acts 18:12-16 While Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews made a united attack against Paul and brought him to the judge’s bench. “This man,” they said, “persuades people to worship God contrary to the law!” As Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio said to the Jews, “If it were a matter of a crime or of moral evil, it would be reasonable for me to put up with you Jews. But if these are questions about words, names, and your own law, see to it yourselves. I don’t want to be a judge of such things.”. So he drove them from the judge’s bench.
Gallio was proconsul, and had authority. But he knew the limits to his authority. He was not willing to oversee matters outside of his jurisdiction.
Prayer: Father, help me to discern what matters I should be concerned with, and what matters I should not concern myself with. Lead me and guide me. Amen.
CC: K Carswell 2022
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