Monday, September 6, 2010

NIPTO, Day 211

Happy Labor Day everyone!
Today was fairly labor-free.
Got up... went through my New York pictures on Facebook and captioned all of them and tagged some of them.
The Karen girls came over... we helped them with some homework and ate lunch read for a little while then everyone but Hannah and me went to WalMart and then they came home and we ate cake and then Dad and I took them home.
I came home and was very tired... so I went up to my room and played guitar for a while... I haven't done that in a long time :)
Then we ate dinner, went on a walk, and now Katie and Hannah are packing up to go back to Kent and we'll leave soon to go take them back to school.
Then I'll sleep, I'm guessing. :)

I'm listening to this crazy awesome playlist that I made forever ago. It basically goes from Relient K to Sara Barellies to Family Force 5 to Billy Joel to Journey to NEEDTOBREATHE to Jason Mraz to Leeland to Miley Cyrus to Lady Gaga.
It's awesome!

JUUUUUST kidding. 
It's now 11. And I'm tired. Katie and Hannah are back at Kent. Annnd now I'm going to do this NIPTO thing and go to bed! That school gig is in the morning... =/


Acts 23:12-35
12The next morning the Jews formed a conspiracy and bound themselves with an oath not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul. 13More than forty men were involved in this plot. 14They went to the chief priests and elders and said, "We have taken a solemn oath not to eat anything until we have killed Paul. 15Now then, you and the Sanhedrin petition the commander to bring him before you on the pretext of wanting more accurate information about his case. We are ready to kill him before he gets here."

Whew. That's uh, intense. More than forty guys got together and vowed that they wouldn't eat or drink until Paul was dead. They made this pact or whatever and then went to the chief priests and elders and told them what they were going to do. They wanted them to bring Paul in front of the Sanhedrin in order to "get more accurate information" about what was going on, but they really just wanted to kill him.

 16But when the son of Paul's sister heard of this plot, he went into the barracks and told Paul.
17Then Paul called one of the centurions and said, "Take this young man to the commander; he has something to tell him." 18So 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 heard what was going on and went to the barracks and told Paul. Then Paul told one of the centurions to take his nephew to the commander.
The centurion introduced Paul's nephew to the commander.

19The commander took the young man by the hand, drew him aside and asked, "What is it you want to tell me?"
20He said: "The Jews have agreed to ask you to bring Paul before the Sanhedrin tomorrow on the pretext of wanting more accurate information about him. 21Don't give in to them, because more than forty of them are waiting in ambush for him. They have taken an oath not to eat or drink until they have killed him. They are ready now, waiting for your consent to their request."
22The commander dismissed the young man and cautioned him, "Don't tell anyone that you have reported this to me."

So the nephew tells the commander what's going on and the commander listens to him. So that's good.
Paul Transferred to Caesarea
 23Then he called two of his centurions and ordered them, "Get ready a detachment of two hundred soldiers, seventy horsemen and two hundred spearmen to go to Caesarea at nine tonight. 24Provide mounts for Paul so that he may be taken safely to Governor Felix."

The commander called in some guys and told them to organized 470ish people to go to Caesarea with Paul. That's a lot of people. He was having him taken to the Governor, Felix. 

 25He wrote a letter as follows: 26Claudius Lysias, To His Excellency, Governor Felix: Greetings. 27This man was seized by the Jews and they were about to kill him, but I came with my troops and rescued him, for I had learned that he is a Roman citizen. 28I wanted to know why they were accusing him, so I brought him to their Sanhedrin. 29I found that the accusation had to do with questions about their law, but there was no charge against him that deserved death or imprisonment. 30When I was informed of a plot to be carried out against the man, I sent him to you at once. I also ordered his accusers to present to you their case against him.

The commander wrote Felix a letter telling him what was going on with Paul. 

31So the soldiers, carrying out their orders, took Paul with them during the night and brought him as far as Antipatris.32The next day they let the cavalry go on with him, while they returned to the barracks. 33When the cavalry arrived in Caesarea, they delivered the letter to the governor and handed Paul over to him.

The soldiers took Paul halfwayish and then left and the cavalry took him the rest of the way and then went home.
When they got to Caesarea they delivered the letter to Felix and went on their way.

34The governor read the letter and asked what province he was from. Learning that he was from Cilicia, 35he said, "I will hear your case when your accusers get here." Then he ordered that Paul be kept under guard in Herod's palace.

Felix read over the letter and asked where he was from. When Paul told him he agreed to protect him.

Interesting stuff happening here.
And now I'm going to go to sleep. Cuz there's that school gig in the morning. And it kinda cuts into the day. So does sleep, though.
Oh well!

P.S. sorry if the spacing/sizing/font is strange. It's not cooperating tonight!

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