Acts 21:22-26

22 What shall we do? They will certainly hear that you have come, 23 so do what we tell you. There are four men with us who have made a vow. 24 Take these men, join in their purification rites and pay their expenses, so that they can have their heads shaved. Then everyone will know there is no truth in these reports about you, but that you yourself are living in obedience to the law. 25 As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.”

26 The next day Paul took the men and purified himself along with them. Then he went to the temple to give notice of the date when the days of purification would end and the offering would be made for each of them.

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One response to “Acts 21:22-26

  1. They were not concerned and warring against the Romans, but against the legalists in their own movement who would stifle the Way. Before I draw the sword against these pharisees, I have to look at myself and acknowledge my own legalism, the times I have furthered the cause of “me” instead of Christ. I am predisposed to judge and to overlook grace. I am not without sin. I won’t be searching for any stones to toss.

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