Biblical People

Biblical People: King Agrippa and Bernice

King Agrippa enters our story to determine the fate of the imprisoned Paul when Festus is unable to comprehend the situation or make an accurate determination. Agrippa takes the lead in this, sitting in on Paul’s hearing and taking part in the follow-up meeting. 

After hearing Paul present his case, the group adjourn to discuss Paul’s situation. Agrippa concludes that Paul hasn’t done anything to deserve the severe penalty his detractors seek. This is the right determination, the wise decision.

Are we doing all we can to make wise decisions? 

[Discover more about King Agrippa in Acts 25:13–26:32.]

Read more about other biblical characters in The Friends and Foes of Jesus, now available in e-book, paperback, and hardcover.

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