As I was reading this court scene of Paul once again putting his faith ahead of his life I felt drawn in. I have been watching a few shows involving lawyers and am always amazed at how intelligent the defence is at working to get their client to be found “Not Guilty.”
Here we see Paul doing the opposite. He seems to have little desire to get off being found “Not Guilty.” Instead he presents his testimony. After he does this King Agrippa says “Do you think in such a short time you can persuade me to be a Christian?”
That was what Paul was trying his best to do, even when he could have fought be be freed, (as we find out later in the last verse that this was a possibility) Paul continues to want to bring another one to Christ. And he “ALMOST” succeeds. Reading the King James Version we see that King Agrippa’s response was that he “ALMOST” persuaded him.
I love what Paul says in return. Paul replied, “Short time or long–I pray to God that not only you but all who are listening to me today may become what I am, except for these chains.”
What a life that Paul live, I pray that I have a portion of his ability to make every conversation revolve around bringing people to the same faith that I have.