Acts 26: A Known Life
Acts 26:4 All the Jews know my way of life from my youth, which was spent from the beginning among my own nation and in Jerusalem.
Paul’s life was not hidden. It was not unknown to his accusers. He had worked with those who were accusing him for many years. He had testified about his life, and why he was serving Jesus, to them before. They had heard about how he was radically changed and had seen the results of it.
Paul was giving his testimony before Governor Festus and King Agrippa. He honored King Agrippa, saying that he knew the king believed the prophets (Acts 26:27). He gave the king the chance to become a Christian, which the king did not accept. Paul was more concerned about giving his listeners a chance to hear about Jesus, than about being set free. King Agrippa declared Paul’s innocence of any crime, telling the governor that he could be set free — if he had not appealed to Caesar.
Paul’s life was known — and the fact that he was innocent was known, too.
I am not, and never will be, famous. Yet, there are those who know my life from the beginning. They know if my testimony is true or not. They know how I have grown as a Christian and how much I still need to grow.
Prayer: Father, my life in known — not only to You, but to those close to me and to the people I regularly deal with. Father, help me life be a testimony to your glory. Amen.
CC: K Carswell 2022
Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible, Copyright 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by Permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible, Holman CSB and HCSB are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.