03 Aug 2021

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Place of Judgment

Acts 18:12-17

12 当迦流作亚该亚省长的时候,犹太人一致起来攻击保罗,拉他到审判台前,13 说:“这个人劝人不照着律法去敬拜 神。”14 保罗刚要开口,迦流就对犹太人说:“犹太人啊,如果有犯法或邪恶的罪行,我当然要耐心听你们;15 但所争论的若是关于字句、名称和你们的律法,你们就应当自己处理。我不愿意审判这件事!”16 于是就把他们从审判台前赶出去。

17 众人揪住会堂主管苏提尼,在审判台前打他。这些事迦流一概不理。

12 While Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews of Corinth made a united attack on Paul and brought him to the place of judgment.  13 “This man,” they charged, “is persuading the people to worship God in ways contrary to the law.”  14 Just as Paul was about to speak, Gallio said to them, “If you Jews were making a complaint about some misdemeanour or serious crime, it would be reasonable for me to listen to you. 15 But since it involves questions about words and names and your own law—settle the matter yourselves. I will not be a judge of such things.”  16 So he drove them off.  17 Then the crowd there turned on Sosthenes the synagogue leader and beat him in front of the proconsul; and Gallio showed no concern whatever.





Lessons Learn

We know how strictly the Lord commands in the law how he wants his servants to worship him. Therefore, to depart from that rule is sacrilege. But since Paul never meant to add to or take away from the law, the accusation was unjust. From this we learn that however uprightly and blamelessly the faithful behave, they cannot escape false and slanderous reports until they are allowed to come and clear themselves.