Do not always accept people’s conclusions about you

Acts Bible Background

New Testament: Acts 26.24

To read the Bible in a year, read Acts 26 on July 26, In the year of our Lord Christ 2020

By Don Ruhl

As Paul gave his defense before some Roman leaders, he mentioned that Christ was the first to rise from the dead, and at that, one of the leaders could not believe what Paul was declaring:

Now as he thus made his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, “Paul, you are beside yourself! Much learning is driving you mad!”

– Acts 26.24

Festus recognized Paul’s great intellect, but he also thought that Paul had gone too far and that he was believing the unbelievable. Therefore, Festus concluded that Paul was mad, out of his mind.

However, as we know, Paul spoke the truth and he was far saner than Festus could ever imagine. Thankfully, as you will discover by continuing to read, Paul did not accept what Festus said, but just continued to speak the truth.


  • What do you do when someone says you are foolish, or whatever, for believing what you do?
  • What do you think of the resurrection of Jesus Christ?

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