Lesson: Meekness Brings Favor
Reading: Paul before the council
Reference: Acts 23:1-5

Acts 23:1: And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.
Acts 23:2: And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth.
Acts 23:3: Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law?
Acts 23:4: And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God’s high priest?
Acts 23:5: Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.
(KJV)