Acts 25: 14 “Since they were spending many days there, Festus discussed Paul’s case with the king. He said: “There is a man here whom Felix left as a prisoner…”
Festus did the right thing. He took the opportunity to discuss the case.
So many moments of madness could be avoided if only discussions were had.
But Festus discussed the case with King Agrippa who was more acquainted with Judaism than him. Agrippa appointed the high priests for the Jews. He was the last of the Herods and he had supreme power over the Jews. If anyone knew what to do Agrippa would. Festus took the opportunity set before him.
Western Christianity has become so individualistic in that there appears to be very little accountability; everyone does what they seem fit or what they think God wants.
Maybe today we can think of those around us who we could talk to regarding a situation we find ourselves in? Maybe asking, ‘What do you think?’ will save us a lot of wasted time and help us make better decisions.