June 13, 2012 – Daily Bible Reading

Today’s Reading

Acts – Chapter 25

  • Paul before Festus
  • Paul appeals to Caesar
  • Paul before Agrippa and Festus

Political games and the Will of God

All the efforts of those who wanted to kill Paul did not prevail. It is clear that the authorities who investigated Paul’s case were more interested in their political careers than to carry out justice. Even if no accusations could be proved, they kept Paul imprisoned to keep Jews activist from making a riot.  Evidently God protected Paul so that he cold accomplish his goal to got to Rome. Finally Paul broke the stalemate by requesting his right as Roman citizen to be brought before Caesar.

Is there any lesson that you can learn from this chapter?

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About Pastor Maurizio

Maurizio Mingardi, in 1972, had an encounter with God that totally changed his life. From a scientist doing research in Quantum Mechanics and an atheist, Maurizio became a believer and a disciple of Jesus Christ. Then a spiritual journey began. He was filled with the Holy Spirit and later started Mount Zion Church of the Firstborn in Ottawa, Ontario. Maurizio has been in the ministry for more than 30 years and is presently the Senior Pastor of Mount Zion Church. He has also filled a number of executive positions in public and religious organizations. He has been elected President of the Evangelical Church Alliance Ministerial Fellowship of Canada. His goal is to help people to know God, discover and use their gifts and fulfill their destiny.
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7 Responses to June 13, 2012 – Daily Bible Reading

  1. Robyn says:

    I read Acts – Chapters 23-25. I didn’t realize that Paul had some freedom while “imprisoned” and his friends were permitted to provide for his needs. Not so lonely after all! God was indeed merciful.

  2. Liliane6600 says:

    Lesson learned?…. always stand up for our rights!

    Paul was tired of being a political pawn in the hands of the Roman governors and he exercised his right of appeal.

  3. CecileC says:

    Paul knew that he was innocent of the charges against him and could appeal to Caesar’s judgment. He knew his rights as a Roman citizen and as an innocent person.(Paul definetly had wisdom in this situation)
    The good reputation and clear conscience that I believe results from our walk with God can help us remain guiltless before God and blameless before the world.

    Paul looks for ways to use every opportunity to serve God in this chapter and share
    him with others. Your problems may be opportunities in diguise!

  4. Pastor Maurizio says:

    I did Today’s Reading – Acts – Chapter 25

    It is interesting that even from a chapter that at first may appear only as an account of political games, we can learn many practical lessons. I guess that if I would not have asked the question at the end of the post, some may have missed a blessing.

    Questions are powerful tools for ministry. Much more effective than long speeches. We can learn to use them to open people’s eyes and hearts.

    One of my observations is that men may have their plans, but God’s plan always prevails. God had revealed His plan, that Paul was to go to Rome. All the scheming of his enemies or the indifference of the bureaucrats could not stop it. God keeps His Word.

  5. Carol_AnnD says:

    I have read today’s reading – Acts chapter 25

  6. PeterCard says:

    I have read today’s reading – Acts chapter 25

  7. DianeM says:

    I have read this chapter paul didn’t have it easy did he?

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