What Balls!

What Balls!

Acts 16:37

But Paul said to them, “They have beaten us publicly, uncondemned, men who are Roman citizens, and have thrown us into prison; and do they now throw us out secretly? No! Let them come themselves and take us out.”

I read this and my first thought was “What balls!”

Paul and Silas have been thrown into jail by the Romans.  They pissed off the wrong person.  They healed a slave.  The slave was possessed by a spirit of divination which the master was using for their own benefit.

Paul and Silas weren’t just hauled up before a judge to be arraigned and await their trial.  No, they were stripped, beaten, and then thrown into the deepest recesses of a dungeon.  They were shackled into stocks.

All of this because they healed someone and pissed off the wrong person. Continue reading