Insights on Today's Reading
Acts 24 - While Paul was under Roman guard he was brought before Felix, the governor. Ananias, the high priest, and an orator Tertullus, came and brought accusations against Paul. Paul was given opportunity to give his own defense. After doing so, verse 22, Felix said he had learned more about "The Way", but he kept Paul confined. But, Felix still wanted to hear more from Paul and Paul kept pressing home the Gospel message in verse 25. But Felix would not change. He kept Paul confined for two years "to do the Jews a favor" verse 27.
Acts 25 - A new governor, Festus, came on the scene and after hearing Paul asked him if he would be willing to go to Jerusalem to be tried, verse 9. Paul felt the way he should be tried was before Caesar himself. So he appealed to Caesar, verse 11. And Festus agreed, verse 12. Meanwhile Festus met with King Agrippa and gave him the facts of the case. Agrippa agreed to hear Paul and try to find something to say that would make sense to Caesar as to why Paul was being brought to him, verse 27.
Acts 26 - Paul was given the opportunity to present his case to King Agrippa and did so in such a convincing manner that the king said to Paul, "You almost persuade me to become a Christian" verse 28. Paul responded positively and wished Agrippa could have what he had, just not the chains he was wearing, verse 29! It's noteworthy to hear Agrippa say, "This man might have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar" verse 32.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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