“Now therefore ye with the council signify to the chief captain that he bring him (Paul) down unto you to morrow, as though ye would enquire something more perfectly concerning him: and we, or ever he come near, are ready to kill him.” (Acts 23:15)
The Jewish Leaders, seeking to kill Paul, tried to get the Roman’s to release him to them, claiming they wanted to know ‘more perfectly’ about Jesus and the ‘Way’.
A young man told the Roman’s of this plan, so they sent Paul to Caesarea, and he ended up before Felix, to be judged. (Acts 24:22) But Felix already had a more perfect understanding of the ‘Way’, so he had Paul put into what amounted to protective custody, so that he, (Felix), would not have to make a decision.
It seems to me, that many people claim a desire to know more perfectly about the ‘Way’, but if you pay attention to their actions, it is easy to dis-prove that contention. Do they want to Know the Lord, or do they just want, fire insurance?
If their attitude and lifestyle remains as it was, they are really hoping to hedge their bets. Claiming Jesus as Savior, and never allowing Him to be Lord.
No, we need to be seeking that more perfect ‘Way.’ We can only do that by renewing our minds, daily, by the reading of the Word and Prayer and Meditation. We only find that ‘perfect Way,’ when we allow God to be in the driver’s seat of our lives.
We need to take His Yoke upon ourselves to discover, how easy and light, it is to serve the Lord, and to find the ‘rest,’ that Jesus has promised, to those who believe.
Before Jesus, the High Priest would sprinkle the Blood of perfect bulls, goats or sheep and birds, on the Alter of the Tabernacle, to attain forgiveness for the people.
“But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;” (Hebrews 9:11)
Christ by dieing in our place, became the perfect Tabernacle, His Blood has covered us and made us Blameless before the Father. Our bodies become His Tabernacle, the Church, the place the Living God, (the Holy Spirit), resides.
We become a Living Bible, that the world reads as we interact with others. I do not know about you, but I do not always present the Good Book. No, often I am not the man I long to be, and must come to the alter once again for forgiveness.
Thank you Jesus, that Forgiveness is always there for the truly repentant.
If we would enquire (seek to understand), more perfectly the ‘Way’, we would become a better witness for our Lord.
“But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.” (Proverbs 4:18)
We must share what we know and be open to learn more perfectly, the ‘Way’.
‘Have you received the Holy Spirit, since you believed?
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