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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
Agrippa said to Festus, “This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.”
Paul was in prison outside of Jerusalem in Caesarea and King Agrippa had given him a chance to defend himself. In the middle of his defense, Festus, the Treasurer of Judea, screamed and said, “Paul you are out of your mind!” The King, however, heard him out. King Agrippa concluded by saying to Festus, “If Paul hadn’t appealed to Caesar, he could have been set free.”
This story warrants a discussion on what FREEDOM really is. In other words, is a man who isn’t in a state run prison and has lots of money but is addicted to HEROIN free? Is the woman who lives in a luxurious home and drinks alcohol so that she kind of walks around in a stupor all day free? Does a respectful couple with fine jobs and who live in an upscale neighborhood, but who can’t stand to eat alone in private because of secret INFIDELITIES, really live free? That was the kind of freedom King Agrippa was used to. However, he reasoned if a man was living in chains he was not free. King Agrippa should have accepted the Jesus Paul told him about, because even though Paul was in chains to the government … “He Was Still Free!” Because when Jesus sets you FREE, you are FREE indeed!
This AM I am so thankful that You set me FREE the day I yielded my life to You. I’ll never forget what You’ve done for me! Amen
Thank you for this 🙂 I am free indeed 🙂 Even though I may not understand the why’s! God does 🙂 Yes! Blessings to you always:-)
I came from a country of an history of dictatorship and slavery. I therefore appreciate, at its just value, the liberty found in America. Truly, the freedom in Christ is outstanding and I thank you for the way you explained this true freedom!