Love in the Word Church

Acts 26

When King Agrippa hears Paul’s testimony, he concludes unequivocally that Paul has done nothing that is worthy of imprisonment and certainly nothing worthy of death. Agrippa highlights Paul’s dilemma. Paul should never have been arrested and because he evoked his right to be tried at Rome, he cannot be released. On the other hand, if he had not invoked his right, they would have killed him. This is the problem when liberty is constructed among injustice. In fact, it is not liberty but a counterfeit with the appearance of liberty and rooted in injustice and fleshly appetites. A concept of the good news is freedom which is the eternal principle of God upon which the temporal construct of liberty is fashioned in our temporal political systems. Paul hopes to convince Festus, King Agrippa, Bernice, and anyone who would listen that Jesus is the Christ. Paul is yet another sterling example of God choosing an imperfect vessel to bring about heavenly purposes. My prayer and goal for us all, is that we might have that Pauline epiphany and make our lives meaningful in the way that God ordains. Let us not miss our blessed calling by following the fleshly habits of satisfying our temporal appetites. Hedonism is often the true religion of our flesh, but God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and discipline. Seek God while He may be found! Amen.