"Except these chains." (Acts 26:29.) In wishing that Agrippa were as he was, the only thing that Paul had to except was his chains. But how is it with you and me? If we ask someone to be a Christian as we are, what would we have to except? One would have to say, "Except my bad temper"; and another, "Except my speaking evil of others"; another, "Except my tainted imagination"; and another, "Except my little denial of myself for Christ"; and another, "Except my little effort to serve Christ." Christ said that every Christian is to be a witness unto him. Oh, let everyone think of that, and now with shame and confusion confess and seek pardon for those things in his life he would have to name as exceptions when he asked another to be the kind of Christian he is!