Just because …
Acts 22: 24 “…the commander ordered that Paul be taken into the barracks. He directed that he be flogged and interrogated in order to find out why the people were shouting at him like this.”
‘If it doesn’t rain it pours’, so says the English proverb. The whole crowd are shouting themselves into a frenzied anger and now the commander wants Paul flogged and interrogated.
At first it looks like the commander is protecting Paul by bringing him inside. But it soon materialises that is not the case.
The commander, suspicious that Paul may have been a terrorist and about to lead a rebellion could have simply asked the crowd why they were shouting. But no, he wanted to use his own style of finding out the truth.
Just because you are taken away from trouble doesn’t mean you are safe.
Just because there is an order to harm you doesn’t mean it will take place.
Just because the majority believe and behave in the same way doesn’t mean they are right.
Whatever is before you today, you don’t have to accept it or acknowledge it. Just because it is there doesn’t mean it is the right thing.