Know Your Rights

When they tied Paul down to lash him, Paul said to the officer standing there, “Is it legal for you to whip a Roman citizen who hasn’t even been tried?”

(Acts 22:25 NLT)

While not everyone could obtain Roman citizenship in the ancient world, the apostle Paul did, and he took advantage of it. The book of Acts reports two instances in which Paul effectively exercised his rights as a Roman citizen (Acts 16:35-39; 22:22-29). While it’s much easier to gain citizenship in today’s world, it amazes me how many people don’t know their rights or don’t use their rights well. There are people who aren’t aware of their rights in the workplace, or who aren’t willing to vote during elections. Know your rights. Paul did and it served him well.

Knowing your rights will serve you well.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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