Stop Being Tedious

To read the Bible in a year, read Acts 24.

The Jews got together along with a good speaker to bring accusations against Paul (Acts 24:1). When the speaker stood before Felix the governor, listen to the speaker admit his tediousness and you will notice it even before he confesses it, “And when he was called upon, Tertullus began his accusation, saying: ‘Seeing that through you we enjoy great peace, and prosperity is being brought to this nation by your foresight, we accept it always and in all places, most noble Felix, with all thankfulness. Nevertheless, not to be tedious to you any further, I beg you to hear, by your courtesy, a few words from us’” (Acts 24:2–4). For one thing, as I listened to Tertullus, I believed he was insincere about his gratefulness toward Felix and the Romans. So, yes, Tertullus, was tedious and Felix knew it. Therefore, stop being tedious and get to the point, which Paul did when he spoke. Paul did not speak rudely, but addressed Felix properly and then got to the point.

Are you like Paul or Tertullus?

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