A few days later Felix came back with his wife, Drusilla, who was Jewish. Sending for Paul, they listened as he told them about faith in Christ Jesus. As he reasoned with them about righteousness and self-control and the coming day of judgment, Felix became frightened. “Go away for now,” he replied. “When it is more convenient, I’ll call for you again. (Acts 24:24-25 Holy Bible, New Living Translation)

The high priest Ananias and a lawyer named Tertullus went to Caesarea and brought charges against Apostle Paul before Felix, the governor. They accused him of being a troublemaker, dissenter, and leader of a sect called the Nazarenes. Not willing to be caught in a compromising position, Felix kept Paul in custody but gave him visitor’s access while waiting for Commander Lysias to arrive.

Felix brought Drusilla, his Jewish wife, to meet Paul. Always one to evangelize, Paul spoke about his faith in Christ. Felix became afraid and stopped Paul’s witnessing. “This isn’t a good time for me” was Felix’s decision. “I’ll let you know when I’m ready to hear more.”

We criticize Felix for his missed opportunity, yet we often procrastinate when God reveals our personal self-righteousness and shortcomings in preparation for eternity. Now is the time for decision.

Prayer: Lord, help me to set aside my schedule and make time for You. Amen.

Devotion by Violet Carr Moore


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