Acts 21:27-32

27 When the seven days were nearly over, some Jews from the province of Asia saw Paul at the temple. They stirred up the whole crowd and seized him, 28 shouting, “Fellow Israelites, help us! This is the man who teaches everyone everywhere against our people and our law and this place. And besides, he has brought Greeks into the temple and defiled this holy place.” 29 (They had previously seen Trophimus the Ephesian in the city with Paul and assumed that Paul had brought him into the temple.)

30 The whole city was aroused, and the people came running from all directions. Seizing Paul, they dragged him from the temple, and immediately the gates were shut. 31 While they were trying to kill him, news reached the commander of the Roman troops that the whole city of Jerusalem was in an uproar. 32 He at once took some officers and soldiers and ran down to the crowd. When the rioters saw the commander and his soldiers, they stopped beating Paul.

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One response to “Acts 21:27-32

  1. Again, in this section, this is not the Romans oppressing and hindering the way. This is a group of legalistic Jews who were convinced of their own religious ways and blind to the truth. They took Christ’s messenger and beat and tried to kill him. The motive was also racist and they were offended at a Greek being in their church.

    My instinct is to throw stones and find fault. Instead, I need to look at my self and assault my own selfishness and prejudices and find out how I am affecting the message of the Gospel.

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