DUCK DYNASTY Patriarch Phil Robertson ‘Totally at Peace’ in Quarantine
By Tess Farrand, Associate Content Editor
DUCK DYNASTY Patriarch Phil Robertson said he’s “totally at peace” living in quarantine.
“My ambition now is to live a quiet life, mind my own business, work with my hands as God told me, so that my daily life may win the respect of outsiders so that so that I will not be dependent on anybody,” Robertson said on his miniseries IN QUARANTINE WITH PHIL. “Peace of mind is the rarest of commodities and I am totally at peace in my life in the quarantine.”
However, Robertson’s comments shouldn’t shock DUCK DYNASTY fans.
In several episodes of DUCK DYNASTY, Robertson told his family that living off the land is just his cup of tea. Robertson also isn’t a fan of cell phones.
Robertson also said to Fox News that he’s “been self-quarantined from the world ever since” he gave his life to Jesus in the 1970s.
Yet, Robertson wasn’t always content with his life and found himself turning to alcohol, drugs and infidelity before Jesus radically changed his heart.
In an interview with Billy Hallowell, Miss Kay Robertson shared more about her husband’s “come to Jesus” story:
Phil showed up at Miss Kay’s workplace one day, and he was desperate, proclaiming that he missed his family and wanted to make a change in his life.
“I can’t do this anymore. I can’t live without my family,” he told her. “I miss you all. I’m going to quit drinking.”
Miss Kay was skeptical, as Phil had made this pledge before, but to no avail.
This time seemed different, though, with Phil taking steps to meet with a pastor and truly begin hearing what it means to trust in God. One night, Phil finally made the decision to change his life — one that unfolded right in front of Miss Kay and their boys.
“When [the boys and I] walked in the back of the church, [Phil] was up front and my boys were just standing there,” Miss Kay said, explaining what unfolded the night Phil became a Christian. “As we walked in, he said, ‘I want Jesus to be the Lord of my life. I want to repent of all the bad stuff,’ and he said, ‘And I want you to baptize me.’”
So, despite the fears concerning COVID-19, Robertson seems to keep his eyes on Jesus.
Robertson shared another potent nugget of truth with Fox News, “This is the lesson I have learned since I made that decision [to follow Jesus]. The world and its desires pass away but the man who does the Will of God lives forever.”