Poor Paul. He is always finding himself in a mess. Today, in the Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 18, as he was doing what the Lord had instructed him to do, the Jews rose up against him and took him to the tribunal.
Gallio, a Roman, was the one who had to make the decision as to whether Paul broke any laws, and since he didn’t care about Jewish law, he sent everyone away and didn’t hold Paul responsible for any “crime or malicious fraud.”
We need to be careful when we read scripture. We need to be careful not to just dismiss these accounts as interesting stories from long ago that have no relevance to us today.