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when false witnesses arise

Acts 24

v6

Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would have judged according to our law.

It's interesting how each of the speeches accusing Paul contained a distinct lie. On the other hand, this speech was packed with all kinds of lies-- but the one that caught my attention was that Tertulius said of Paul, whom we took, would have judged according to our law.

In the previous chapter, Acts 23:3, Ananias had commanded the people to hit Paul on the mouth; and Paul asked Ananias, sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law? But here Tertulius said they would have judged Paul according to their law.

Sometimes, when people aren't really following the right ways of the Lord,
it seems like they can't even live up to their own laws.

What's encouraging to me, is that when people were lying about Paul, the Lord gave him the answer to speak, and the Lord worked out the situation for His own purposes

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