Acts 25:8-

Then Paul made his defense: “I have done nothing wrong against the Jewish law or against the temple or against Caesar.”

Festus, wishing to do the Jews a favor, said to Paul, “Are you willing to go up to Jerusalem and stand trial before me there on these charges?”

10 Paul answered: “I am now standing before Caesar’s court, where I ought to be tried. I have not done any wrong to the Jews, as you yourself know very well. 11 If, however, I am guilty of doing anything deserving death, I do not refuse to die. But if the charges brought against me by these Jews are not true, no one has the right to hand me over to them. I appeal to Caesar!”

12 After Festus had conferred with his council, he declared: “You have appealed to Caesar. To Caesar you will go!”


One response to “Acts 25:8-

  1. Ruling without principle. Festus only wanted to keep peace, so that he could keep his job. He wasn’t actually looking for truth.

    Paul knew he was innocent and that he was willing to die anyway. Yet God had called him to Rome and he finds a way to force his hand and to be carried to Rome. Even though he knows that ultimately death may await him, he is in a hurry to be obedient.

    Knowing God’s will, accepting His plans, and then pursuing them. There is a lot of growth area for me in these areas.

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