Day 188: Know Your Rights

The Daily Word: Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
1 Chronicles 4:5-5:17
Acts 25:1-27
Psalm 5:1-12
Proverbs 18:19
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
“For if I am an offender, or have committed anything deserving of death, I do not object to dying; but if there is nothing in these things of which these men accuse me, no one can deliver me to them. I appeal to Caesar.” Then Festus, when he had conferred with the council, answered, “You have appealed to Caesar? To Caesar you shall go!” – Acts 25:11-12

Paul knew his rights! He knew that, if he was unhappy with the sentence he was handed, as a Roman citizen he had the right to stand before Caesar and have his case heard. He didn’t have to go to Jerusalem and state his case on unfriendly ground. He had the right to go to Rome and state his case in front of the Emperor himself!

You have rights too, Christian. If you are unhappy with the way something goes, you can appeal to Jesus. If you’re offended by the way someone treats you, you can go to Jesus! You serve the King of kings, who makes every wrong right and executes justice everywhere He goes! And as a citizen of Heaven, He will always hear your case, and He will always make it right.

Prayer:

Father, thank You for divine justice in my life. Whenever I’m unhappy with the way something is going or has gone, I am going to appeal to Jesus! I will take my complaint directly to Him, because He makes all things right.

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