07/07/19 – Acts 25:1-27; Psalm 5:1-12; Proverbs 18:19
As I read the passage from Acts today I was, again, taken by how Paul was always able to use the decisions of men to further the word of God.
Acts 25: 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!”
We realize that to appear before Caesar Paul had to travel to Rome. And in Rome Paul penned at least 4 of his books – Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon. And, just as importantly he continued to witness to those around him.
The warning to me is to always be aware: “What excuses do I make?” to not use my earthly circumstances to bring the Good News to others.