The story of the Philippian jailer in Acts 16 is one of the more well-known stories in Acts. The whole story is powerful but there's a little detail that we often overlook. Paul could've avoided going to jail if he simply announced that he was a Roman citizen ... but he said nothing. 

At least at first. 

Then the next day, after he was beaten with rods, he announces it. Why this delay? And what does it teach us about following Jesus? 

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