- Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.
- Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
- Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
- Take a note if you have question, inspiration.
Read Acts 25
Paul defended himself before Jews in Caesarea (3)
Paul stood on trial before governor Festus.
Festus was the new governor after Felix.
Festus saved Paul from the plot that the chief priest and Jewish leaders tried to kill Paul in ambush.
Paul was on trial before Festus for the charges that Jewish people made but they could not prove their charges against him.
Paul made his appeal to Roman emperor Caesar because he was a Roman citizen. Festus granted it.
Festus met with king Agrippa, also called Herod Agrippa I. He was one of the kings in Herodian dynasty, ruled Judea from 41- 44AD.
Festus found no crime for death sentence from Paul. He found that it was only dispute on religion and the resurrection of Jesus. Festus consulted with king Agrippa so that he could find any investigation about Paul.
So Paul stood before king Agrippa.
At Ephesus, during his third missionary journey, Paul said, “I must visit Rome also.” (Acts 19:21). God has led him to go to Rome now.
After Reading —- Reflection and prayer.
- Reflect on this question, “What does God speak to me today in this chapter?
- Pray that God’s word today be the way, the life, and the truth to you.
- Live it out through the day.