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In today’s reading I had an interesting thought. More than 40 men bound themselves to an oath to kill Paul and not eat until this was accomplished. When they were unable to fulfill their oath, did they end up starving to death? My understanding is that these oaths were taken very serious. I know this is probably a silly thought, but I can’t seem to get over it. It would seem these men were more willing to take an oath to sin against God’s law and commit murder than to seek the truth. When we choose to focus our energy it is best to focus on things that really matter. Choosing to hate instead of love in Jesus’ name is not only against everything Jesus stood for, it is foolish and a waste of time.

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