Today's reading is from Acts 24
This passage is one of those interesting, often unread passages in the Bible. Paul once again finds himself speaking before a group of people about faith in Jesus. I think its comical that most of the people Paul was defending himself to believed that they had Paul in their control, but in Paul's eyes, he was in the best possible place: in front of a captive audience who he could share about the hope of Christ with. One of the people who he finds himself in front of is Felix, a high ranking Roman official. Felix is intrigued with Paul's discussion of the Way, for he was already familiar with it. Felix continued to have Paul summoned and talked to him about faith in Jesus. We never here about the end result of these sessions they shared together, but we know that God both ordained the encounters and worked through them.
My take-aways from this passage: 1. our trials, tribulations, and rough circumstances may simply be opportunities for us to demonstrate or communicate our faith with others. 2. we don't always know the fruit of our sharing the hope of Christ, but God works through these encounters and peaks the curiosity of the listeners.
What about you? What stood out from this passage to you?