Daily Lift – May 13, 2019

What He Does

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Gallio is recorded at the Eighteenth of Acts to have been the deputy, or proconsul, of the Achaian Province. It was before him that Jewish accusers brought the apostle Paul, claiming that the latter taught men to worship God contrary to the law. Gallio said he would hear nothing of them concerning Jewish law but would concern himself only with felonies and misdemeanors. With that, he drove them from the court. Subsequently, Sosthenes, the ruler of the synagogue, was apprehended and beaten by the Greeks in front of the judgment seat, and Gallio is said to have cared for none of those things. Gallio committed himself to matters of civil law, and Seneca, his brother, praised him as a man with a natural power of goodness; yet he showed indifference to the assault of Sosthenes. To be sure, a man is not defined by what others say of him, nor by what he says of himself, but by what he does.

Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater