Acts 23:18  “So he took him to the commander. The centurion said, ‘Paul, the prisoner, sent for me and asked me to bring this young man to you because he has something to tell you.”

Paul’s nephew had come to tell him about the plot to assassinate him. Then Paul calls one of the centurions to take him to the commander with the report without telling the centurion what the report is.

The centurion does just that.

I have a lot of admiration for that centurion.

He didn’t quiz the boy along the way, “What do you want to tell the Commander?” “What do you know about Paul?” He just did what he was asked to do.

He did not try and weave out of the young man. He didn’t manipulate a conversation so he could have the latest gossip. He kept himself to himself. He didn’t meddle into other people’s lives. He carried out the request of Paul to the letter.

This centurion could be trusted. May we all be like this man.


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