A Guard Treated a Prisoner Kindly

To read the Bible in a year, read Acts 27:1–25.
Luke showed how the journey went with Paul to Rome (Acts 27:1–6). In the midst of saying that they landed in Sidon, Luke threw this in, “And Julius treated Paul kindly and gave him liberty to go to his friends and receive care” (Acts 27:3). Julius was the centurion in charge of Paul. If he escaped, Julius could lose his life by Roman law. Yet, he allowed Paul to have liberty to see his friends and receive things from them. What kind of man do you think Paul showed himself to be while a prisoner that his guard allowed him to have a measure of freedom.
Think about that today and then consider how you would be if you were imprisoned falsely or suffered some other way unjustly. Would you be an unpleasant or pleasant person?

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