Bold Witness

Acts 26:19

A witness for the Lord giving the Gospel to a person.

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“So, King Agrippa, I did not prove disobedient to the heavenly vision.”

Acts 26:19, LSB

There is something to be said about a bold witness. Paul, as he recounted his conversation story, stood firm in the faith that our Lord Jesus Christ had given him and the mission which our Lord sent upon him. His life could have easily been taken if the King was displeased, yet we find God’s protection upon him in this time. We do know that he eventually did lose his life for the faith, but not before he had been a great catalyst to spread the faith throughout much of the Greek-speaking world. We are God’s missionaries in the world. We are sent out into our communities and workplaces with a message to proclaim, and we are meant to proclaim it boldly. It isn’t about offending those who do not believe but opening the door to salvation for those who would otherwise be lost. In this reality, we are given the full knowledge of the peace of our Lord and the love which our Lord has poured out upon all Creation with the desire to save all He has chosen as His own. Let us spread His hope and promise to all we meet.

Let us pray. I thank you, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, your dear Son, that you have kept me this night from all harm and danger, and I ask you to protect me this day also from sin and every evil, that in all I do today, I may please you. For into your hands, I commend myself, my body and soul, and all that is mine. Let your holy angel watch over me, that the wicked foe have no power over me. Amen.

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