Acts 23: 20 “He said: “Some Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul before the Sanhedrin tomorrow on the pretext of wanting more accurate information about him.”
Paul’s nephew now has the chance to tell the Commander the truth of what he has heard.
“You are going to be asked to bring Paul before the Sanhedrin for further questioning.”
But it is a pretext.
We often find ourselves not knowing the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Recently I was invited to someone’s home. At first I thought this was a lovely invitation even though the programme didn’t allow for such a social meeting i felt honoured that the hosts were going out of their way to make sure I visited their home. Within 5 minutes of being there I realised that the reason for being in their home was to visit a project which operates there. I had been stitched up!
It is nearly impossible to see a pretext as they can be covered over so well. But whenever a pretext is used then it generally isn’t wise to pursue further.
Keep the agenda on the table.