Saturday, September 4, 2010

NIPTO, Day 209

Last night was super fantastic and fun!
The football game was great even if we lost... :( (Unless you're hearing the story from Brandon in which case, "we" won. He was rooting for the other team. Uh... "hooray! I'm for the other team," much?) Yeah.
It was fun though... met a couple new people and went to a semi-lame dance afterwards. It was like... a dance, but everyone was wearing game gear. And... it was small. And it was really hot. And we didn't really know anyone. So we did the Cupid Shuffle and then left. =P
And Kayt and I stood in her kitchen for 20 minutes talking because it's impossible for us to say goodbye in less than 20 minutes! I need to talk to that girl tomorrow... =P

Today was a pretty low key day.

Got up... hung around... went to Target... got socks and foundation... and Coke Icees...
Came home, ate lunch, washed the car, went to Dots, Payless, Hibbit Sports (to get shoelaces for my pink hightops! (They're blue!)), Famous Footwear, then came home and I finished reading The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks. Great book!
Annnd then we ate dinner, went on a walk, and then Kasey&Bethany came over! And we've been talking for... hours. It's great to catch up with them :)

Acts 22:22-30
 22The crowd listened to Paul until he said this. Then they raised their voices and shouted, "Rid the earth of him! He's not fit to live!"
 23As they were shouting and throwing off their cloaks and flinging dust into the air, 24the commander ordered Paul to be taken into the barracks. He directed that he be flogged and questioned in order to find out why the people were shouting at him like this. 25As they stretched him out to flog him, Paul said to the centurion standing there, "Is it legal for you to flog a Roman citizen who hasn't even been found guilty?"
Soooo... Paul had just told everyone his life story, basically. And they wanted to kill him. So the commander took Paul back to where he was staying. Then he ordered for him to be flogged/whipped/ w/e to find out why people wanted to kill him. 
Then Paul nonchalantly (BOOYAH! Spelled that right the first time! haha) pulls out the "is it legal to flog a Roman citizen who hasn't been found guilty" card.  And he pulls it out GOOD. Or something.

 26When the centurion heard this, he went to the commander and reported it. "What are you going to do?" he asked. "This man is a Roman citizen."
27The commander went to Paul and asked, "Tell me, are you a Roman citizen?"
      "Yes, I am," he answered.
28Then the commander said, "I had to pay a big price for my citizenship."
      "But I was born a citizen," Paul replied.

The centurian heard and went and reported his findings to the commander and asked him what he was going to do. The commander goes to Paul and asks him if he is indeed a Roman citizen. Paul answers that yes, he is a Roman citizen. The commander tells him that he bought his citizenship and Paul (again with the nonchalant-ness!) pulls the "I-was-born-here" card.
Uhm... Ouch.

 29Those who were about to question him withdrew immediately. The commander himself was alarmed when he realized that he had put Paul, a Roman citizen, in chains.
The people who were going to question him backed out swiftly after discovering that they were about to question an innocent Roman citizen. NOT COOL PEOPLE! 
The commander was even a little bit worried when he realized that he had an innocent Roman citizen in chains. Eek. I'd be freaked out too, man.

Before the Sanhedrin
 30The next day, since the commander wanted to find out exactly why Paul was being accused by the Jews, he released him and ordered the chief priests and all the Sanhedrin to assemble. Then he brought Paul and had him stand before them.

So the next day the Commander wants to find out what's really going on, so he takes Paul before the Sanhedrin. 
And the story shall be semi-concluded (or completely concluded) tomorrow!

G'night! (We're doing music in the morning, so I thought I'd keep it brief! But, as I like to remind y'all, y'all are awesome! And no, I'm not from the South. I just have family down there that rubs off on me occasionally :) )

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