State your case plainly

Acts Bible Background

07.24.2016 – New Testament: Acts 24.17–18

To read the Bible in a year, read Acts 24 on July 24, In the year of our Lord 2016

By Don Ruhl

Paul made his case before a Roman governor, but Paul did not go off on stories and other distractions. He stayed on point, and stated the facts plainly,

“Now after many years I came to bring alms and offerings to my nation, in the midst of which some Jews from Asia found me purified in the temple, neither with a mob nor with tumult” (Acts 24.17–18). 

Some people talk endlessly, but they really do not say anything. Not so with Paul, for he said what needed to be said, and stopped.


  • Do you know when to stop talking?
  • When defending yourself, do you try to state the facts?

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