Politics can be your friend or your enemy 

New Testament: Acts 25.1–5

To read the Bible in a year, read Acts 25 on July 25, In the year of our Lord Christ 2022

By Don Ruhl 

Paul had an interesting relationship with the Roman government. Sometimes they beat him, at other times they jailed him, and still there were times when they protected him, such as in this case: 

Now when Festus had come to the province, after three days he went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem. Then the high priest and the chief men of the Jews informed him against Paul; and they petitioned him, asking a favor against him, that he would summon him to Jerusalem—while they lay in ambush along the road to kill him. But Festus answered that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself was going there shortly. “Therefore,” he said, “let those who have authority among you go down with me and accuse this man, to see if there is any fault in him.”

– Acts 25.1–5 

Eventually, they would behead Paul. Politics can be like that, a friend one day and an enemy the next. When it is your friend, take advantage of it and do what you can to promote good. 


  • Have you ever been in politics? 
  • Why did politicians change often in regard to Paul? 

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