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Acts 23:23-35 Flight In The Night

God’s orchestrated plan

A plot to kill Paul had just been revealed to the tribune in our last encounter. Paul’s nephew had somehow overheard the plans between a determined group of Jews and the counsel. The tribune decides to act quickly.

I’m not certain if the tribune is acting to save Paul’s life because Paul is a Roman citizen, because he truly believes he is innocent, because he felt guilty for arresting Paul in the first place, or because he believes he is in over his head. Is Paul’s case “above his pay grade?”

Whatever his reason he is making SURE Paul is safe in this transfer. In the middle of the night 200 soldiers, 70 horsemen and 200 spearmen to protect 1 man. The tribune knew that size of the opposition and he more than quadrupled their number in his contingent. Read more »