A Suicidal Oath

Acts 23:12–14 “When it was day, the Jews made a plot and bound themselves by an oath neither to eat nor drink till they had killed Paul. There were more than forty who made this conspiracy. They went to the chief priests and elders and said, “We have strictly bound ourselves by an oath to taste no food till we have killed Paul.”

It’s futile to conspire against God’s plans. I love how the plan is ascertained:

Acts 23:16 Now the son of Paul’s sister heard of their ambush, so he went and entered the barracks and told Paul.

Paul was then removed at night by the Roman authorities. What of those who made the oath? Hopefully they kept it…the not eating part.

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