Appeal

Paul’s Trial before Festus and his Appeal to Caesar - Acts 25:1 – 25:12 (commentary)

At the beginning of this chapter, we find Festus, the new governor, coming into power (v. 1). Felix had been recalled to Rome in disgrace. Festus was a much stronger leader, but he only served two years before dying in office. Ananias took the opportunity to get rid of Paul (vv. 2-3). When Festus ...

Paul’s Appeal to Caesar’s Roman Courtroom - Acts 25:8 – 25:12 (commentary)

Paul speaks in his own defense, stating that he has not broken the Law of his people and that he has not done anything against either the temple or the Emperor (v. 8). Festus, wanting to please the Jews, proposed to Paul that he go up to Jerusalem to stand trial (v. 9). At …

The People Remember How they have Suffered - Lamentations 5:1 – 5:6 (commentary)

This entire chapter is a prayer composed of two sections. The first part is a call for God to remember their condition (vv. 1-18). This also includes a confession of sin. After this is a call for God to restore Judah (vv. 19-22). In context this is a call to restore both the land …

Love For God’s Word - Psalms 119:153 – 119:160 (commentary)

The psalmist gives three pleas for deliverance from suffering (vv. 153-156). (1) Appeal to the Lord’s compassion “ Rescue Me (v. 153). (2) Appeal to the Lord’s ability to deliver “ Redeem Me (v. 154). Salvation is far from those who refuse to seek God’s Word (v. 155). (3) Appeal to the ...