Reading today’s passage Acts 25:23-26:1-32, we get another example of where Paul’s courage comes from as he goes before the king Agrippa to turn a problem into an opportunity. An opportunity to share about the gospel and reach out to those in need.
We have read in previous passages of the difficult experiences Paul had to go through as he testified about God’s Way. While reading in Acts 23, Paul was in prison when God stood near Paul and told him to take courage. At that point, it seems as though there was a peace within Paul because he knew that God was with him and would continue to be with him in his time of need.
God is the source of Paul’s courage. The courage to admit that he once persecuted Christians and the courage to talk about controversial issues even when placed in a very difficult situation. We can take this example of Paul; turn our issues of the past into opportunities for the future by just sharing about our knowledge of God and experiences that may help others accept the gospel message.
Lord, You are like a mountain; standing rock solid over time and protecting us in our time of need. We can take courage, for You are there for us. Just like You were there with Paul, You are here with us today to share our testimony and stand up to those against us. In Jesus name. Amen.