Acts 22:27-30

27 The commander went to Paul and asked, “Tell me, are you a Roman citizen?”

“Yes, I am,” he answered.

28 Then the commander said, “I had to pay a lot of money for my citizenship.”

“But I was born a citizen,” Paul replied.

29 Those who were about to interrogate him withdrew immediately. The commander himself was alarmed when he realized that he had put Paul, a Roman citizen, in chains.

30 The commander wanted to find out exactly why Paul was being accused by the Jews. So the next day he released him and ordered the chief priests and all the members of the Sanhedrin to assemble. Then he brought Paul and had him stand before them.


One response to “Acts 22:27-30

  1. Historically, this story describes how Paul had standing before the Romans and the opportunity to share truth at the highest levels.

    Spiritually, this story highlights our salvation and our citizenship in Heaven. We did not have to pay lots of money, like this ruler, but there was a heavy cost on our behalf. We were called into God’s family and that standing gives us eternal authority and power, in His name. We may suffer, like Paul did, but we can have confidence of our place in His kingdom and the eternality of His kingdom.

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