Acts 25

Day 25, Acts 25.

 

The last chapter ended with Felix being replaced with Porcius Festus, two years after Paul’s imprisonment in Caesarea. When Festus went to Jerusalem, the Jews made accusations against Paul. Festus suggested the influential Jewish men go with him to Caesarea and prosecute him there.

The Jews could not prove any of their accusations.  Festus, wishing to do the Jews a favor, asked Paul if he was willing to go to Jerusalem and stand trial there before Festus. Paul’s response was basically that he was ALREADY in Ceasar’s tribunal where he SHOULD be tried, and he hadnt done anything wrong, so no one could hand him over to the Jews. And he then appealed to Caesar, which ended it for Festus – to Ceasar Pau would go.

King Agrippa and his sister came to Caesarea and paid their respects to Festus. Festus explained what had happened with Paul and King Agrippa said he’d like to hear from Paul. Festus admitted Paul had done nothing worth of death and was sending him to Ceasar because Paul had appealed to Ceasar, but he had nothing to write of his case. He wanted Agrippa to hear it to investigate Paul’s case so Festus could write the charges.

Sooner or later, our nation will come to the point where being a Christian who lives by what the Word of God teaches. What will you do when you are faced with a trial (legal or otherwise), with your reputation, job, or life on the line? Will you stand up for God? Or will you be quiet and not speak for yourself or for God? If you dont stand up for Christ, He will not stand up for you.

Matthew 10:33

But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.
Do not deny Christ before men, and HE will not deny you before God the Father in heaven.
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