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Acts 25:13-22 (NIV)
Festus Consults King Agrippa
13 A few days later King Agrippa and Bernice arrived at Caesarea to pay their respects to Festus. 14 Since they were spending many days there, Festus discussed Paul’s case with the king. He said: “There is a man here whom Felix left as a prisoner. 15 When I went to Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews brought charges against him and asked that he be condemned. 16 “I told them that it is not the Roman custom to hand over anyone before they have faced their accusers and have had an opportunity to defend themselves against the charges. 17 When they came here with me, I did not delay the case, but convened the court the next day and ordered the man to be brought in. 18 When his accusers got up to speak, they did not charge him with any of the crimes I had expected. 19 Instead, they had some points of dispute with him about their own religion and about a dead man named Jesus who Paul claimed was alive. 20 I was at a loss how to investigate such matters; so I asked if he would be willing to go to Jerusalem and stand trial there on these charges. 21 But when Paul made his appeal to be held over for the Emperor’s decision, I ordered him held until I could send him to Caesar.” 22 Then Agrippa said to Festus, “I would like to hear this man myself.” He replied, “Tomorrow you will hear him.”
When you have questions about your faith, where do you turn?
When I have questions about my faith I usually turn to the Bible. God has generously provided so many answers about Faith and reasons for faith in there. Should there be a time I can’t find an answer to a question about faith I would ask a pastor for direction or someone I know to be a prayer warrior to pray that I would be guided by the Lord to find the answer.
Lord, I thank you for your written word …your love letter to me. It is a lamp unto my feet… and will be a light on my path as I travel in this world. Your word strengthens me, comforts me, and gives me wisdom as nothing else can. Lord your word instructs me on how to serve you and others. The Bible is a record of how much I mean to you and it has provided a shield over my heart and mind. Lord help me to be in your word more and more so that you can be glorified in my life. Amen
(today’s prayer submitted by Jo Schneider)