Acts 25 Now three days after Festus had arrived in the province, he went up to Jerusalem from Caesarea...
think about it.
Paul's case moves to a higher court; what is his defense before Festus (25:1-8)? How does Felix put this case before Agrippa (25:13-21)? If it were left to Festus what would happen to Paul (25:23-27)? How do you see God at work in this situation for Paul?
Here we go again. That's what I was thinking as I read Acts 25 today. In fact, the way Paul's life is going here in the latter chapters of Acts kind of reminds me of the movie Groundhog Day. (Remember that one where Bill Murray relives the same day over and over?) Anyway, while Paul is in prison we can see that his passion for, and commitment to, the Lord remain strong. Pretty impressive given his less than desirable circumstances.
So how have you kept your fire and drive for the Lord when you've gone through extended tough times? Any scriptures that gave you encouragement or strength? And, what can we do now to prepare for serving the Lord through difficult circumstances when they arrive? Tami W.
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