November 16

Written by Bill Grandi on November 16th, 2021

I just finished reading Acts 24-26 as I make my way through the NT using the NASB2020 version. Several things stood out to me:

1. Paul was fearless. In spite of the threat of violence; in spite of accusations made against his motives, his ministry, his character and his presentation, Paul spoke truth.

2. Paul spoke truth. Running off the previous comment, Paul did not back off. He told his story-the same as always-with no guile. Whether before religious leaders; a governor (Felix and Festus). or a king (Agrippa), Paul never wavered.

3. Paul spoke of Jesus and the change He made in Paul’s life. He relates again about his encounter on the road (Ch. 26) and his calling to take the Gospel to the Jew first, then the Gentile.

4. Paul wishes freedom for all, except for the chains (26:29). His heart was for all men to respond to the message of Jesus.

I have been called-we all have been-to live as Paul exemplifies: fearless, speaking truth, to speak of Jesus, and desiring for all to be set free by the power of Christ.

“Father, may I live a life that honors and promotes You.”


2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ryan S says:

    A good model to live live by.