I read at the end Acts today that King Agrippa was almost persuaded to become a Christian.
Paul shared the gospel so effectively that King Agrippa’s statement showed what it all boiled down to:
It was a choice.
King Agrippa wasn’t confused about anything. He simply made a choice to decline the offer.
The reality is that we all have a choice to make when it comes to Christ.
No amount of arm twisting or beating people over the head with a Bible will convince everyone to accept God’s free gift of salvation.
Of course, the goal is always to see others come to know Christ. Their eternity is at stake!
We’re all called to share the gospel with the world. The Great Commission given by Christ Himself is not to be ignored.
Just remember that the choice to accept Christ is a personal one. Our job is to share the gospel and to pray.
The Holy Spirit’s job is to work in their hearts.
Don’t confuse your job with His or confuse behavior modification with true relationship.
Paul told King Agrippa it was his hope that he be saved. At the end of the conversation, though, King Agrippa made a choice.
Paul never spoke with him again (that we know of) but he knew that King Agrippa understood the gospel message.
We all have friends and family who are almost convinced. They’re sitting on the fence because of doubt and unbelief.
Keep looking for opportunities to talk about God.
There’s too much at stake for us to give up so easily. However, we can’t forget that the choice is not ours to make for them.