Between My Ears

A pic full of rocks with a question mark painted on one of them

This is where I add notes and thoughts as I study the Bible. Please feel free to comment.

4And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.” And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!”

The first time I heard about paraprosdokians, I liked them. Paraprosdokians are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected and is frequently humorous.  (Sir Winston Churchill loved them) A favorite of mine is this: If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong.

Today’s passage isn’t humorous, but the end was surprising to the crippled man. This passage fits with a great devotional on The Devotion Cafe’ titled, “Everything will make sense later.” God’s paraprosdokians sometime span a few sentences, or centuries, or millennia. Still, I’m sure He finds humor in them.

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