Good morning y’all. Today we are studying Acts 25.
Be blessed 🙂
Would we rather please man than God?
Festus knew that Paul was Innocent but because he wanted to please the people he was Willing to have Paul tried. Perhaps he was afraid the people will hate him or loose their support and because of that, he didnt mind punishing an Innocent man.
Before we judge Festus, lets take a moment to check ourselves. How often do we choose to do the wrong thing just because we want to please others. We know the right thing to do but because of Peer pressure or our own selfish gains we choose to do the Wrong thing instead.
Verses 9 and 25 shows that Festus Knew Paul Was Innocent.
“Then Festus, wanting to please the Jews, asked him, “Are you willing to go to Jerusalem and stand trial before me there?”(Acts 25:9 NLT)
“But in my opinion he has done nothing deserving death. However, since he appealed his case to the emperor, I have decided to send him to Rome”.(Acts 25:25 NLT)
To do the right thing is always better than doing the wrong thing. It might seem painful but in the end we will reap the reward of obedience. Lets take a leaf from the apostles book. When they were told not to preach about Jesus, they boldly replied and said: “…Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.”
(Acts 4:19-20 ESV)
Today what choices are you making ? To do the right thing or wrong? To please God or man? God should be our ultimate goal. Don’t forget we can fool ourselves and others but we can’t fool God!
Have a blessed weekend basking in Gods goodness and glory
***With God all things are possible***