Acts 26:25-32

25 “I am not insane, most excellent Festus,” Paul replied. “What I am saying is true and reasonable. 26 The king is familiar with these things,and I can speak freely to him. I am convinced that none of this has escaped his notice, because it was not done in a corner. 27 King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know you do.”

28 Then Agrippa said to Paul, “Do you think that in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?”

29 Paul replied, “Short time or long—I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.”

30 The king rose, and with him the governor and Bernice and those sitting with them. 31 After they left the room, they began saying to one another, “This man is not doing anything that deserves death or imprisonment.”

32 Agrippa said to Festus, “This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.”

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One response to “Acts 26:25-32

  1. In earthly terms, and under their authority, he was innocent and should be free. Yet God’s purpose for Paul was that he be a witness to power and they he be God’s voice within the Roman government. There is no way to know how much Paul influenced the spread of the way because of his witness to these rulers.

    His life was not his own and he had no concern that God required him to be in chains and lose his personal freedom for the purpose of God’s kingdom.

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