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“Ask Before You Act”

Have you ever rushed through a process without asking enough questions? We humans assume many things and our assumptions can cause us BIG trouble.

Please read the following verses. Acts 16:35-40

35 When it was daylight, the magistrates sent their officers to the jailer with the order: “Release those men.” 36 The jailer told Paul, “The magistrates have ordered that you and Silas be released. Now you can leave. Go in peace.” 37 But Paul said to the officers: “They beat us publicly without a trial, even though we are Roman citizens, and threw us into prison. And now do they want to get rid of us quietly? No! Let them come themselves and escort us out.” 38 The officers reported this to the magistrates, and when they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens, they were alarmed. 39 They came to appease them and escorted them from the prison, requesting them to leave the city.

Paul and Silas had been beaten badly. The soldiers and magistrates had no idea they were Roman citizens. When they find out, they try to make it all go away but Paul is having none of that. Had they talked with them, had they been given a trial, they would have kept themselves out of trouble.

I have learned to not assume anything. Ask the questions., it is better to look foolish by asking questions than to try to straighten things out when you have acted foolishly.

Be Blest, Be a Blessing.

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