Devotional Thoughts from Acts 25:1-26:32.
Republished from marmsky.wordpress.com with permission
During his two years in prison at Caesarea, Paul had opportunity to defend his actions against the accusations of his Jewish antagonists. In doing so, Paul makes it clear that the gospel message he has preached is really what is on trial. He outlines that gospel message this way. God calls upon all people to repent (26:20), to surrender to his will for their sanctification (26:18), to obey his word by proving their faith with works (26:20). God promises present forgiveness (26:18), and a future resurrection to eternal life (25:19; 26:6-8, 23). That is the hope which Paul proclaimed.
LORD, give us the courage to proclaim your gospel, and the understanding to proclaim the whole gospel.