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“4And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.” 5 And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. 6 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.