Have you ever heard of this saying, “you can learn a lot from a dummy!”
Well, I am not calling any one names because the truth of the matter is that you can learn a lot from anyone. However, I do want to call attention to a certain judge who can teach us a lot in the area of being carefree.
When Paul was brought before Gallio the judge, His accusers said that according to Jewish Law that he should be sentenced to death. And just when Paul was about to open his mouth, Gallio interrupted and said. If it’s according to the Jewish Law then I don’t want anything to do with it. In order words:
That’s out of my Jurisdiction and none of my business. Boy, wouldn’t that be great if judges knew what cases belonged to them and what cases didn’t?
Anyway, after he drove the Jews away there was a case in which some thugs were beating down the ruler of the Synagogue right in front of the judgment seat. And Gallio cared for none of those things.
Now how can we learn from that? Easy.
- Only be concerned about things that you can handle
- Gallio was brought a case that he had no jurisdiction to call a shot on. And since that was the situation he ran them from judgment seat.
- Mind Your Own Business
- Sosthenes getting the snot beat out of him was something that a group of criminals were doing. Again since it involved a breaking of Jewish tradition. Gallio didn’t allow himself to be pulled in that direction.
We are reminded time and time again in the Scriptures that we are live carefree Christian lives. Carefree meaning having no worries. Because all things work for the good to them who love God and are the called according to His purpose.
You love God and are the called according to His Purpose.