"...As He rode along, the people were spreading their cloaks on road..."
March 15, 2014
The Message (MSG)
32-36 “So, my dear friends, listen carefully; those who embrace these my ways are most blessed.Mark a life of discipline and live wisely; don’t squander your precious life.Blessed the man, blessed the woman, who listens to me, awake and ready for me each morning, alert and responsive as I start my day’s work.When you find me, you find life, real life, to say nothing of God’s good pleasure.But if you wrong me, you damage your very soul; when you reject me, you’re flirting with death.”
22-24 The judges went along with the mob, had Paul and Silas’s clothes ripped off and ordered a public beating. After beating them black-and-blue, they threw them into jail, telling the jailkeeper to put them under heavy guard so there would be no chance of escape. He did just that—threw them into the maximum security cell in the jail and clamped leg irons on them.
25-26 Along about midnight, Paul and Silas were at prayer and singing a robust hymn to God. The other prisoners couldn’t believe their ears. Then, without warning, a huge earthquake! The jailhouse tottered, every door flew open, all the prisoners were loose.