ACTS: Part 56 – The Gospel for Kings

A few days later King Agrippa arrived with his sister, Bernice, to pay their respects to Festus.  During their stay of several days, Festus discussed Paul’s case with the king. “There is a prisoner here,” he told him, “whose case was left for me by Felix.  When I was in Jerusalem, the leading priests and Jewish elders pressed charges against him and asked me to condemn him. I pointed out to them that Roman law does not convict people without a trial. They must be given an opportunity to confront their accusers and defend themselves. “I’d like to hear the man myself,” Agrippa said. And Festus replied, “You will—tomorrow!” The irony is that the man held captive—that is, Paul— is now holding captive Governors, Queens, and Kings. The Lord knows what He is doing even when we are not quite sure!